A Writer s Guide to Active Setting

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

Author: Mary Buckham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599639321

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Enhance Your Fiction with the Power of an Active Setting! Setting is one of the most underutilized and misunderstood elements of the writing craft. And when writers do focus on setting, they often pull readers out of the narrative and jolt their attention from the action on the page. A Writer's Guide to Active Setting will show you how to create vivid, detailed settings that bring your story to life. You'll learn how to deepen character development, anchor readers to a specific time and place, reveal backstory without slowing things down, elevate action sequences, and more. Drawing upon examples from authors writing across a variety of genres, Mary Buckham will illustrate exactly how the proper use of setting can dramatically improve your story. You'll learn what's effective about each passage and how you can use those techniques to make your story shine. "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 "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 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

Writing Active Setting

"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 ...

Author: Mary Buckham

Publisher:

ISBN: 1939210178

Category: Authorship

Page: 218

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"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."--Back cover.

Writing Active Setting

These books go 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. ...

Author: Mary Buckham

Publisher: Cantwell Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781939210180

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Now get all three books of the WRITING ACTIVE SETTING series together, plus a bonus additional section on HOOKS! 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 the WRITING ACTIVE SETTING series 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. • Learn to use Setting to quickly anchor the reader into the world of your story. • Use Setting as movement through space effectively. • Explore Setting in a series. • Learn the most common Setting pitfalls. These books go 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 reader.

A Writer s Guide

46 LITERARY WRITING AND EXPOSITORY WRITING All writing attempts to
convey a meaning , whose source is in the interaction between text and reader ;
all writing requires readers who are active , flexible , purposeful ; all writing profits
from the virtues described in this guide ... EXPOSITORY WRITING Predictable
patternsexpectations - of meaning and form are firmly set up and rapidly fulfilled .

Author: Harold H. Kolb

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: UCSC:32106005037566

Category: English language

Page: 102

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The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Writing

A story could be set at the edge of a dark forest , on an ascent up a mountain , or
in an inner city , with action moving back and forth between remote vacant lots
and a warm kitchen . Sometimes setting plays an active role in the text ,
functioning ...

Author: John D. Ramage

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0205297927

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 658

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The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing, Brief Edition, is a paperback volume that contains all of the content of The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing with the exception of Part Six, A Guide to Editing. The most successful college rhetoric published in over a decade, The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing offers the most progressive and teachable introduction now available to academic and personal writing. The guide offers engaging instruction in rhetoric and composition, a flexible sequence of comprehensive writing assignments, numerous examples of student and professional writing, and thorough guides to research and editing. Solidly grounded in current theory and research, yet eminently practical and teachable, The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing has set the new standard for freshman composition courses in writing, reading, and critical thinking and inquiry. Part One, A Rhetoric for College Writers, provides a conceptual framework for The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing by showing how inquiring writers pose problems, pursue them through discussion and exploratory writing, and solve them as they compose and revise. chapters arranged according to the purposes for writing. Each chapter guides students through the process of generating and exploring ideas, composing and drafting and revising and editing. Concluding each chapter are Guidelines for Peer Reviewers, which sum up the important features in the assignments and facilitate detailed, helpful peer reviews. Part Three, A Guide to Composing and Revising, comprises four self-contained chapters of nuts-and-bolts strategies for composing and revising. A Guide to Research, Part Four, helps students learn to conduct research and incorporate sources into their own writing, and includes a state-of-the-art chapter on electronic writing and research. Part Five, A Guide to Special Writing Occasions, gives students helpful advice on writing reflective self-evaluations and on writing essay exams.

A Brief Guide to Writing from Readings

becomes sexually active , the more likely he or she is to have multiple partners ,
substantially increasing the risk of acquiring ... Condoms are legally available to
teen - agers in a variety of settings , and condom use among sexually active teen
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Author: Stephen Wilhoit

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: IND:30000087788737

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This brief text teaches students how to write the most common papers assigned in college courses: source-based essays that summarize, analyze, critique, and synthesize. Comprehensive enough to serve as a primary text yet compact enough to serve as a supplement, this guide teaches students how to critically read texts, accurately quote and paraphrase material, clearly summarize, carefully respond to, precisely critique, and creatively synthesize readings. A Brief Guide is a valuable teaching and reference tool that students of many disciplines will find useful for class work and for independent study.

Writer s Guide

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059171104663162

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National Writers Union Freelance Writers Guide

We need to learn to step out of the role of writer and into the role of entrepreneur .
Until writers stand together and take an active , equal part in setting
compensation rates and determining working conditions , we cannot hope to
improve our ...

Author: National Writers Union (U.S.)

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015049972345

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Completely revised and updated to meet the needs of today's freelance writers, this guide provides accurate information on a range of professional issues. It features guidelines for standard pay rates, royalties, fees and practices for virtually every writing genre, from books and magazines to corporate and academic writing, so writers can eliminate guesswork and paid the rates they deserve. Newly commissioned essays and other features offer knowledgeable advice for other important business issues, including self-incorporation, repetitive stress injuries, taxes, self-promotion, writing for the Web and more. the professional handbook for every type of freelance writer. Includes an expanded section on writing for electronic media.

The Market Guide for Young Writers

I'll substitute more precise (active) nouns and verbs for weak adjectives and
adverbs. I'll fiddle with ... Can you imagine a setting that would make 24 Market
Guide for Young Writers More about rewriting and revising Polish and proofread.

Author: Kathy Henderson

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 0898797217

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 209

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Provides publishing information for the young writer including tips on preparing a manuscript, profiles of published young writers, opportunities online, and market and contest listings.

Guide to Writers Conferences

Residencies in writing, the visual arts, and other disciplines run from two weeks
to four months, with an average length of ... The purpose of aMontalvo residency
is to allow the writer to concentrate fully on a creative project with a minimum of
distraction in a setting of natural beauty, yet ... Because Montalvo is also an active
arts center with two theatres, a gallery, a public arboretum, and wedding facilities,
 ...

Author: Lawrence H. Caplan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0945834063

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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The Longman Guide to Writing Center Theory and Practice

THE ORTHODOXY OF CURRENT PRACTICE The prevailing approach to writing
center tutoring is excellently explained and contextualized in several texts ,
among them Irene Clark ' s Writing in the Center : Teaching in a Writing Center
Setting and Emily Meyer and Louise Z ... To encourage active student
participation , tutors learn about “ legitimate and illegitimate collaboration ” ( Clark
, Writing 21 ) .

Author: Robert W. Barnett

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0205574173

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

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The Longman Guide to Writing Center Theory and Practice offers, in unparalleled breadth and depth, the major scholarship on writing centers. This up-to-date resource for students, instructors, and scholars anthologizes essays on all major areas of interest to writing center theorists and practitioners. Seven sections provide a comprehensive view of writing centers: history, progress, theorizing the writing center, defining the writing center's place, writing-across-the curriculum, the practice of tutoring, cultural issues, and technology.

The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers

After they have discussed how Mowat shapes his essay , have them work on their
own observing essays , setting up the key scene ( s ) and ... Ask you students to
discuss whether Mowat should be an active or passive observer of wolves . 4 .

Author: Prentice Hall PTR

Publisher: Macmillan College

ISBN: 0131225650

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A Writer s Guide to Literature

... and because he plays an active part in the story . In third - person and
omniscient points of view , third - person pronouns are used for all the characters
. Finally , point of view may refer to time sequence or setting , as when an author
writes ...

Author: Walter J. De Mordaunt

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106001574612

Category: English language

Page: 397

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Teaching Composition with the Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers Resource Manual with Background Readings

... how Mowat shapes his essay , have them work on their own observing essays ,
setting up the key scene ( s ) and writing a conclusion . ... Ask your students to
discuss whether Mowat should be an active or passive observer of wolves . 4 .

Author: Stephen Reid

Publisher:

ISBN: 0136454585

Category: English language

Page: 347

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The Concise Guide to Teaching Composition

6 percent of the substantive words in our three examples of excellent first - year
writing are monosyllabic . ... Stylistically , a sentence like “ Fitzgerald ' s colorful
and ornate style reflects perfectly the Jazz - Age - setting setting of his novels ...
The passive is fine when an active subject is indeterminate : “ Smoking is
forbidden .

Author: Derek Soles

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: PSU:000054937765

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 125

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This concise guide for teaching college composition was written especially for writing teachers who are graduate teaching assistants or those whose academic preparation is in a discipline other than rhetoric and composition. Completely research based and generously documented, this practical guide boils down the most important composition theory and pedagogy into 17 brief, practical chapters that will edify those who are new to the discipline and serve as a refresher to those who are more experienced.

Writing Fiction

A Guide to Narrative Craft Janet Burroway. 2 . How do ... passage and how much
the author knew that he left out . 3 . Consider ... Using active verbs in your
description of the setting , build forceful conflict between the person and the place
. 2 .

Author: Janet Burroway

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: UCSC:32106015868950

Category: Authorship

Page: 380

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With help for every would-be novelist, this handbook and anthology is the most widely used guide to the techniques of fiction. The text deals with the elements of fiction one step at a time, and workshop exercises provide practice in each technique.

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Author: Bowker Editorial Staff

Publisher:

ISBN: 0835235033

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Writing Guides With Student Management Forms and Instructors Manual

H - exposition 36. B - complication 40. D - conclusion 33. F - conflict 37. J -
complication Understanding Theme Point of View 1. a 11. c 20. a 29. 1.
characterization , b 12. conflict , f 2. conflict , a 13. conflict , e 3. setting , b 14.
characterization , e ...

Author: Sandra Panman

Publisher:

ISBN: 091281313X

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From the time that the first drawing appeared on a cave wall, human beings have had a need to communicate in writing. Early writers used pictures to express feelings and thoughts. Today, the use of written language enables us to express a wide range of emotions and ideas.