Have you tried to take your writing skills to the next level but don’t know where to begin?
Do you dread the thought of writing narrative description because as a reader you skip over it when you read novels?
Or are you a writer who ignores Setting description totally in your novel writing—but know your story needs it? You just don’t know where.
Active Setting, explained in comprehensible bites with clear examples from a variety of published authors can help YOU breakthrough with your writing skills.
Readers usually remember the plot and characters of a story, but setting is every bit as important in creating a memorable world. Novel writing can be enjoyable once you’ve mastered a few of the writing skills necessary to bring a story to life.
If you’re tired of your Setting descriptions being ho-hum and are ready to create a compelling story world, regardless of what you write, or your current level of writing skills, keep reading.
In WRITING ACTIVE SETTING Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail you will:
* Discover the difference between Ordinary Setting that bogs down your story, and Active Setting that empowers your story.
* See how to spin boring descriptions into engaging prose.
* Learn to deepen the reader's experience of your story world through sensory details.
* Notice how changing characters’ POV can change your setting.
* Explore ways to maximize the setting possibilities in your story.
This book goes straight to the point, putting theory in plain language, adding examples from authors in a variety of genres, and finishes each section with exercises designed to help you work with your Setting in a way that will excite you. . .and your readers!
“The Active Setting series takes an all too often overlooked technique, and elevates it to a next-level game changer for powerful fiction.” ~ Cathy Yardley, author of Rock Your Plot
"WRITING ACTIVE SETTING is a powerful combination of fresh insights, practical examples, and how-to advice on the often overlooked but critical element of Setting ... written in a quick-to-read and easy-to-understand style, and packed with useful application exercises. ~~ Kelly L. Stone, author of THINKING WRITE: The Secret to Freeing Your Creative Mind
“If you're a writer, then Mary Buckham's book, Writing Active Settings, is a must-have tool for your writer's toolkit. Creating settings that are rich and believable is not an easy task, but with this book, I found that each chapter gave me great tips that I could immediately implement in my manuscript.” ~ Laurie G. Adams, author of Finding Atticus
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I have bought a ton of writing books over the years, but only a few make it to my keeper shelf. This series is one of those keepers. In fact, after reading the series as ebooks, I just ordered the paperback because I really need it by my side during revisions. Authors: if you only buy one craft book this year, buy this series!
One of the best craft books on writing that I’ve ever read. There’s nothing I hate worse as a reader than paragraphs and paragraphs of description of the setting and Mary shows you how to weave in your setting so it’s no longer just a place, but a character in your story. She also teaches you how to use emotions to reveal details about your characters. This is a must have for every writer and a keeper for your shelf.