Writing Active Setting Book 3: Anchoring, Action, as a Character and More [NOOK Book]

Overview

Learn to use Setting to quickly anchor the reader into the world of your story.
Use Setting as movement through space effectively.
Explore Setting in a series.
Learn the most common Setting pitfalls.

Readers usually remember the plot and characters of a story, but ...
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Writing Active Setting Book 3: Anchoring, Action, as a Character and More

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Overview

Learn to use Setting to quickly anchor the reader into the world of your story.
Use Setting as movement through space effectively.
Explore Setting in a series.
Learn the most common Setting pitfalls.

Readers usually remember the plot and characters of a story, but Setting is every bit as important in creating a memorable world. Discover the difference between Ordinary Setting that bogs down your story, and Active Setting that empowers your story -- creating a compelling story world, regardless of what you write.

"Mary Buckham has created a treasure for writers. This is a fabulous craft book for the writer who does not want readers "skimming" over chunks of their story because the setting bogs it down. And for the writer who wants to draw readers deep into their world. And for the writer who wants to use setting to show emotion or reveal details about their characters. Need I go on? Kudos to Mary on producing a book that shows how top authors write great setting and easy steps for any writer who wants to improve setting in their stories."~~ NYT Bestselling Author, Dianna Love

"I am amazed how much can change in one paragraph of my manuscript with the manipulation of Setting. This book spells out how to do just that in clear, easy to understand, small steps."~~Judy Wirzberger. Women's Fiction Writer


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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148769675
  • Publisher: Cantwell Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/27/2013
  • Series: Writing Active Setting , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 231,700
  • File size: 217 KB

Meet the Author

USA Today Bestselling author Mary Buckham credits her years of international travel and curiosity about different cultures that resulted in creating high-concept urban fantasy and romantic suspense stories. Her newest Invisible Recruit series has been touted for the unique voice, high action and rich emotion. A prolific writer, Mary also co-authors the young adult sci-fi/fantasy Red Moon series with NYT bestseller Dianna Love. Mary lives in Washington State with her husband and, when not crafting a new adventure, she travels the country researching settings and teaching other writers. Don’t miss her latest reference series, Writing Active Setting Books One, Two, and Three.
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  • Posted February 3, 2014

    Mary Buckham¿s Active Setting books are a MUST HAVE for every wr

    Mary Buckham’s Active Setting books are a MUST HAVE for every writer. In each one she touches on important techniques that make the reader connect deeper with your story, which makes it so that they do NOT want to put your book down until they hit “the end”. (Every writer’s goal.) In Active Setting Book 3, she talks about “anchoring”, a must for every book, and every scene. Do you know how to do it properly? If not, then read this book. All three are written in a clear, concise and easy to follow manner that will help you improve your writing and storytelling skills.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Simple, To the Point, yet Profound Thanks to Writing Active Set

    Simple, To the Point, yet Profound

    Thanks to Writing Active Setting Book 3: Anchoring, Action, as a Character and More by Mary Buckham,  I have an enhanced understanding of the many essential jobs skillfully written settings accomplish in creating a real and active world for the reader. Through the use of excellent examples across a variety of genres, Mary dissects the techniques used by best-selling authors to draw the reader into a specific story-world at a specific time. Additionally, she provides meaningful assignments to anchor an author, new or seasoned, in mastering the various techniques. 

    Note: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. However, I decided to purchase the complete series (including Book 3 again ¿) once I finished reading it so I can highlight my *own* copy.  - Susan Saxx

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Mary Buckham makes it look simple. Writing Active Setting Book 3

    Mary Buckham makes it look simple. Writing Active Setting Book 3 is a clear, concise, easy-to-read tutorial outlining how to elevate ho-hum, fictional setting descriptions into dynamic narrations that seamlessly move your story forward and have readers interested, engaged and turning pages non-stop until the close of your story. Not only does the author give already-published examples of great setting descriptions, but also, she gives sample texts of what NOT to do as well as how the published passages might have read if handled by a less skilled hand. Her examples and get-to-the-point style help make an often complicated, frustrating process all the more clear to working writers and students of fiction. Ahhh, you’ll think, THAT’s the difference (of course, I always follow my aha moment with a why didn’t I see that)! There’s lots of sage, well-honed advice here, and you’ll quickly see that the lessons covered involve more than “just” settings. It’s a quick read and worthy of rereading again and again – I do. ; ) Money well spent.

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