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.
* Learn to reveal your character�s back story through setting details.
* Power up the emotion in your story using your setting.
* Explore ways to maximize your characters conflict via setting.
* See how to spin boring descriptions into engaging prose.
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
About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!
Book 2 in the Writing Active Setting series does not disappoint. Once again, Mary Buckham has given us a quick and easy to read explanation of how to weave emotion, conflict and backstory into the telling of our stories where it draws the reader in deeper, creating an emotional connection to the characters. I highly recommend this series to anyone who wants to improve their writing and storytelling skills.