"The locale of your story is the picture frame within which you weave the action." -William Noble
Ever read a novel and years later be able to recall the feeling of place you got as the words flowed into your head?
That's what great writers, both fiction and nonfiction can do.
That's what you can do.
Make That Scene will show you how.
Using scores of examples of great writing, longtime editor-author William Noble discusses the influence mood, setting, and atmosphere have on your characters; the mixing and matching of settings; setting as a plot limitation; and when the setting itself becomes a major character.
• the value of an imperfect memory
• how much research to conduct
• how to use sensory images
• how many details to include
• how to use time, dialogue, and point of view to establish your setting
• oodles more.
Make That Scene is an essential guide to enriching your writing.
|Publisher:||The Write Thought, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
He’s written about stepfamily relationships, the need for inner privacy, psychiatry’s alarming power over our lives, the art of writing, the art of classical ballet, censorship, the Watergate affair and life in the Aztec Empire. Many were chosen as book club selections by Book-of-the Month Club, Writers Digest Book Club and/or Dance Book Club.
His short work, both nonfiction and fiction, has appeared in more than one hundred magazines and newspapers with an occasional anthology thrown in. A representative list includes: Yankee Magazine, Pointe Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Salon.com,Adirondack Life Magazine, Writer’s Digest Magazine, Baltimore Sun, Garden State Golf Magazine, Northeast Golf Magazine, World War II Magazine, Vermont Ski News.
For eight years (2000-2008) he was Contributing Editor for the six regional golf magazines of Divot Communications, and in 2008 he was Editor-in-Chief of New York Golf Magazine, Garden State Golf Magazine and Pennsylvania Golf Magazine.
Since 1985, Noble has been teaching Creative Writing at Community College of Vermont, both on the ground and online. In 2002, he began teaching Creative Writing, as an adjunct, at Georgian Court University, Lakewood, N.J. and that continues. From 1991-2001, he was a Vermont Humanities Scholar with the Vermont Council on the Humanities, and from 1993-1998, he was adjunct faculty in the external degree program at Johnson State College, Johnson, VT.
Noble has appeared as lecturer and workshop presenter at numerous writer’s conferences and festivals from coast to coast. A representative list includes: Mark Twain Memorial (Hartford, CT), Wilmington College (OH), Breadloaf Writer’s Conference (VT), State of Maine Writer’s Conference, Imagination Writer’s Conference (OH), The William Saroyan Writer’s Conference (CA), Las Vegas Writer’s Conference (NV), College of New Jersey Writer’s Conference.
And in connection with his books he has appeared on more than 40 television shows, including the Today! Show.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read many books on the craft of writing. Many cost much more than three dollars. Mr. Noble explains setting and description with ease and uses excellent examples. He explains why setting is important and how to make your setting real. I recommend this. I'll be referring to it many times and rereading it in my journey of writing.