Writing Active Setting Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail

Writing Active Setting Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail

by Mary Buckham

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Writing Active Setting Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail by Mary Buckham

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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152153583
Publisher: Cantwell Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 10/07/2012
Series: Writing Active Setting , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 763,687
File size: 514 KB

About 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 book Writing Active Setting.Currently she is neck-deep into writing an Urban Fantasy series centered around five women drafted to combat preternatural beings agitating for world domination. The INVISIBLE RECRUIT series combines a fantasy/paranormal element with high stakes and the pace of action adventure stories. Mary loves creating thrills, spills and spells as she follows the ups and downs of fascinating characters starting with Alex Noziak, the heroine of INVISIBLE MAGIC, INVISIBLE FATE and INVISIBLE POWER.

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Writing Active Setting Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Beckety More than 1 year ago
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!
JG_Chianese More than 1 year ago
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.