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

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

by Mary Buckham

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BN ID: 2940148769675
Publisher: Cantwell Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 09/27/2013
Series: Writing Active Setting , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 222 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 series, Writing Active Setting Books One, Two, and Three.

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Writing Active Setting Book 3: Anchoring, Action, as a Character and More 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 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
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.