Writing Vivid Settings

Learn how to make your settings intense, realistic, and intriguing. This is the tenth book in Rayne Hall's acclaimed Writer's Craft series.

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1508589569

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 110

View: 884


Do you want your readers to feel like they're really there—in the place where the story happens? Whether you want to enrich stark prose with atmospheric detail, add vibrancy to a dull piece or curb waffling descriptions, this guide can help. Learn how to make your settings intense, realistic, and intriguing. This is the tenth book in Rayne Hall's acclaimed Writer's Craft series.

Writers will learn:* The importance of using sensory details* To expertly master showing vs. telling* The impact setting can have on a story* To effectively describe vivid characters * How adding color will strengthen descriptionEach ...

Author: עופרה עברון


ISBN: OCLC:181621444


Page: 38

View: 361


Countdown to Creative Writing

Step by Step Approach to Writing Techniques for 7-12 Years Stephen Bowkett ... pupils may be encouraged to create vivid settings: By writing sparingly.

Author: Stephen Bowkett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135246563

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 732


Developing children's writing abilities boosts their confidence, creates enjoyment and relevance in the task and cultivates a range of decision-making and problem-solving skills that can then be applied across the curriculum. The Countdown series provides all the support you need in helping children to improve their prose, poetry and non-fiction writing. Countdown to Creative Writing is a comprehensive and flexible resource that you can use in different ways: 60 stand-alone modules that cover all the essential aspects of writing a story countdown flowchart providing an overview showing how modules are linked and how teachers can progress through them with the children photocopiable activity sheets for each module that show how to make the decisions and solve the problems that all writers face along the road from first idea to finished piece of work teachers' notes for each module with tips and guidance including how modules could be used as stand-alone units, but also with suggestions for useful links between modules, and curriculum links a self-study component so that children can make their own progress through the materials, giving young writers a sense of independence in thinking about their work 'headers' for each module showing where along the 'countdown path' you are at that point. In short Countdown to Creative Writing saves valuable planning time and gives you all the flexibility you need - teachers might want to utilise either the self-study or 'countdown' aspects of the book, or simply dip into it for individual lesson activities to fit in with their own programmes of work.

101 Writers Scene Settings

This book will guide you through choosing settings with mood, atmosphere and sensory details that will influence your characters.

Author: Paula Wynne

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 153060849X


Page: 174

View: 988


Don't Just Write A Scene ~ Create A Memorable SettingWrite a compelling scene and create a vivid setting that readers won't forget.Find out how to make your novel's scene settings come alive to your readers with mood, senses, atmosphere and vivid descriptions shown through the point of view of your characters. This book will guide you through choosing settings with mood, atmosphere and sensory details that will influence your characters.In films like Bourne or Bond you see baddies chasing the hero through crowded towns with tight corners and narrow streets or racing across roof tops. In other classic films you may see the most unusual places on earth and wonder how the studios found those places to feature in their films.Clearly they have endless budgets with numerous bodies to scout for locations. But what if there was a resource where writers could dip in and out to find these special types of locations for setting their scenes? Now there is!Inside, bestselling author of Pimp My Fiction, Paula Wynne guides you through:* Creating a novel setting in order to write a vivid scene * Finding unique locations for different scenarios in your plot* Creating vivid setting descriptions* Weaving them together seamlessly through the character's actions and reactions* Develop location elements to write realistic, intriguing descriptions from the character's POV* Using sensory details that bring your setting to life* Layers of details that make a reader feel like they are right there with your character* And you will get a free download copy of the Settings Checklist!Filled with ideas for categories such as crowded towns, tight and narrow streets, adventure locations, places up high and down below, mountains and valleys, seascapes, abandoned places, modern techno, scary and spooky, and unusual work places, homes and fight scenes.It also includes scene setting advice from successful authors: Linda Abbott, Steve Alcorn, James Becker, Glenn Cooper, Mark City, Dean Crawford, Nicole Evelina, Jeff Gerke, CS Lakin, Marti Leimbach, Rayne Hall, Angela Marsons, Allison Maruska, Alex Myers, Jodie Renner, Douglas E. Richards, Joyce Schneider, Kevin Wignall and Vincent Zandri.

Creative Writing The Kelly Manual of Style


Author: kelly chance beckman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312351998

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 707



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Creative Writing 2nd edition

Other times, however, you will not describe the setting in great detail. ... All the Write Stuff These same techniques for creating a vivid setting by ...

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781615644643

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 434


A creative writing class in a book -REVISED. Major revisions take this popular Complete Idiot's Guide to a new level, offering readers a better way to unlock their creativity from the first page. Exercises help them explore their talents and experiment with different genres and forms of writing, including short stories, narrative fiction, memoirs, magazine articles, poetry, drama, blogging, and freewriting.

Literature and the Child

Good fantasy writers establish believable settings by carefully ... Discuss these and other examples of vivid writing in a writing workshop to show ...

Author: Lee Galda

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305854987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 238


LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing Guide

Attention spans are short and at the same time, we may not always be able to immediately see things that are fundamental and useful to us. Use this book as a writing guide or as a helper. Scroll up and click "Buy Now" today!

Author: George Wise


ISBN: 9798568921219


Page: 76

View: 144


Is it possible to learn to write with talent or is writing only for a select few? Why does the ability to express your thoughts and ideas beautifully give you inner freedom? A story, a piece, a novel-every literate person can write. Whether it can be read is another matter, but that's another story. Not all violinists are Paganini, but not all writers either are Shakespeare. Nevertheless, their books are on the shelves and many authors receive huge royalties. Fortunately, literature is not mathematics, where you cannot start studying new material until you master the previous material. In literature, you can take useful knowledge in pieces like from a reference book or an encyclopedia. To rise to the level of Shakespeare and others, you first need to master at least the simplest methods of influencing the reader. Writing is almost the only profession in the world where even a shy person can breakthrough. After all, no one will know how many attempts it took to do this, and you can tell your friends that the first time you hit the target. This book will give you the basics of writing. At first glance, it may seem that it is too simple, but perhaps rereading it in a few days will offer even more substance. The fact is that many people today are often incapable of perceiving long complex thoughts as we are bombarded with technology and social media. Attention spans are short and at the same time, we may not always be able to immediately see things that are fundamental and useful to us. Use this book as a writing guide or as a helper. Scroll up and click "Buy Now" today! Or better yet, buy a paperback to always have it at hand.

Writing Interactive Fiction with Twine

Setting is the first thing readers encounter, so you have to make it good, and that means making it vivid. You need to make readers feel as if they're ...

Author: Melissa Ford

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 9780134303109

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 556


Writing Interactive Fiction with Twine: Play Inside a Story If you’ve ever dreamed about walking through the pages of a book, fighting dragons, or exploring planets then Twine is for you. This interactive fiction program enables you to create computer games where worlds are constructed out of words and simple scripts can allow the player to pick up or drop objects, use items collected in the game to solve puzzles, or track injury in battle by reducing hit points. If you’ve clicked your way through 80 Days, trekked through the underground Zorkkingdom, or attempted to save an astronaut with Lifeline, you’re already familiar with interactive fiction. If not, get ready to have your imagination stretched as you learn how to direct a story path. The best part about interactive fiction stories is that they are simple to make and can serve as a gateway into the world of coding for the nonprogrammer or new programmer. You’ll find expert advice on everything from creating vivid characters to building settings that come alive. Ford’s easy writing prompts help you get started, so you’ll never face a blank screen. Her “Try It Out” exercises go way beyond the basics, helping you bring personal creativity and passion to every story you create! · Get familiar with the popular Twine scripting program · Learn how to design puzzles · Build your own role-playing game with stat systems · Maintain an inventory of objects · Learn game design and writing basics · Change the look of your story using CSS and HTML · Discover where you can upload your finished games and find players

Crime and Thriller Writing

A vivid setting invigorates a novel: readers feel as if they've visited a foreign land and come home refreshed. Crime fiction – perhaps even more than other ...

Author: Michelle Spring

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472524577

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 136


Crime and Thriller Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in these exciting genres. PART 1 explores the nature and history of the genre and helpsyou get started with ideas, planning and research. PART 2 includes tips by bestselling crime writers: Mark Billingham, S.J. Bolton, Alafair Burke, Lee Child, N. J. Cooper, Meg Gardiner, Tess Gerritsen, Sophie Hannah, Jim Kelly, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds, Alex McBride, Val McDermid, Dreda Say Mitchell, Sara Paretsky, Jill Paton Walsh, George Pelecanos, Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, S. J. Rozan, Guy Saville, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Dana Stabenow, Andrew Taylor, Charles Todd and Laura Wilson. PART 3 contains practical advice--from shaping plots and exploring your characters to the meaning of writer's block, the power of the rewrite, and how to find an agent when your novel is complete.

The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing

A vivid setting invigorates a novel: readers feel as if they've visited a foreign land and come home refreshed. Crime fiction – perhaps even more than other ...

Author: Michelle Spring

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408131220

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 664


A professional handbook from tutors at the prestigious Arvon Foundation writing course with contributions from leading crime writers.

Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel

P.D. JAMES interview with Salon.com It's been said that a vivid setting is like another main character in the novel, and sometimes it is. At the very least, ...

Author: Hallie Ephron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582977003

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 349


Solve the MYSTERY of how to write and sell a KILLER story! With the help of interactive exercises, mystery author and crime fiction critic Hallie Ephron gives you the momentum you need to turn a kernel of an idea into an intriguing mystery novel. You'll learn to capitalize on your writing strengths and shore up your weaknesses. This comprehensive guide covers every aspect of mystery writing, including: • planning, twisting the plot, and constructing a credible surprise ending • creating a compelling sleuth and a worthy villain • deceiving and revealing with red herrings and clues • writing investigation, spine-tingling suspense, and dramatic action • revising - from sharpening characters, to optimizing pace, to smithing words • engaging the reader By the time you finish reading part one of this book, you will have a blueprint for your entire story. Parts two and there take your blueprint from idea to well-polished novel. Part four is an insider's guide to getting it into an agent's or publisher's hands."

Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded Edition

—P.D. James in an interview with Salon.com It's been said that a vivid setting is like another main character in the novel, and sometimes it is.

Author: Hallie Ephron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440347221

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

View: 725


A Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award Finalist for Best Critical/Biographical Work Discover the secrets to crafting an unforgettable mystery! To piece together the puzzle of your mystery novel, you need patience, resilience, a solid understanding of the craft, and a clear blueprint for combining the plot, characters, setting, and more. And while patience and resilience must come from you, the essentials of craft and the plan to execute them are right at your fingertips with Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel. This completely revised and updated edition features solid strategies for drafting, revising, and selling an intriguing novel that grips your readers and refuses to let them go. New York Times best-selling author Hallie Ephron shows you how to: • Create a compelling sleuth and a worthy villain • Construct a plot rich in twists, red herrings, and misdirection • Bring the story to a satisfying conclusion • Sharpen characters and optimize pace during revision • Seek publication through both traditional and indie paths Filled with helpful worksheets and exercises for every step of the process, Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded reveals the keys to writing a memorable story that will have fans of mystery, suspense, and crime clamoring for more.

Narrative Writing Grades 3 5

Narratives contain vivid settings that capture the imagination. Narratives have themes, messages the readers take away with them long after the stories have ...

Author: Andrea Trischitta

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781576909881

Category: Creative writing (Elementary education)

Page: 144

View: 364


Activities include lessons on the elements of narrative writing, figurative language, grammar, proofreading/editing skills, and ways to use technology.

Implementing Evidence Based Academic Interventions in School Settings

There are also a variety of ways to encourage students to use richer language in their own writing. The examples of vivid language students collect from ...

Author: Sylvia Rosenfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195325355

Category: Education

Page: 713

View: 741


Designed for both researchers and practitioners, this book is a guide to bridging the gap between the knowledge generated by scientific research and application of that knowledge to educational practice. With the emphasis on evidence-based practice in the schools growing exponentially, school practitioners must learn how to understand, judge, and make use of the research being produced to full effect. Conversely, researchers must understand what is being used in "real-world" settings, and what is still needed.The editors of this book have outlined this process as a series of steps, beginning with being a critical consumer of current research literature, followed by concepts to consider in translating research into practice: systems issues at local, district, and state levels; the role of teachers in program implementation; evaluation of implementation effectiveness, and preservice and inservice professional development of teachers and psychologists. Each chapter is written by leaders on the topic, and contributors include both researchers and school-based practitioners.With contributing authors from a variety of disciplines, this book is an invaluable treatise on current understanding of the complexities of translating research into educational practice.

Scaffolding Young Writers

A Writer's Workshop Approach Linda J. Dorn, Carla Soffos ... that grab the reader's attention and developing vivid settings and characters (see Chapter 4).

Author: Linda J. Dorn

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571103420

Category: Education

Page: 99

View: 780


The goal of teaching writing is to create independent and self-motivated writers. When students write more often, they become better at writing. They acquire habits, skills, and strategies that enable them to learn more about the craft of writing. Yet they require the guidance and support of a more knowledgeable person who understands the writing process, the changes over time in writing development, and specific techniques and procedures for teaching writing. In Scaffolding Young Writers: A Writers' Workshop Approach, Linda J. Dorn and Carla Soffos present a clear road map for implementing writers' workshop in the primary grades. Adopting an apprenticeship approach, the authors show how explicit teaching, good models, clear demonstrations, established routines, assisted teaching followed by independent practice, and self-regulated learning are all fundamental in establishing a successful writers' workshop. There is a detailed chapter on organizing for writers' workshop, including materials, components, routines, and procedures. Other chapters provide explicit guidelines for designing productive mini-lessons and student conferences. Scaffolding Young Writers also features: an overview of how children become writers; analyses of students' samples according to informal and formal writing assessments; writing checklists, benchmark behaviors, and rubrics based on national standards; examples of teaching interactions during mini-lessons and writing conferences; illustrations of completed forms and checklists with detailed descriptions, and blank reproducible forms in the appendix for classroom use. Instruction is linked with assessment throughout the book, so that all teaching interactions are grounded in what children already know and what they need to know as they develop into independent writers.


A Practical Crash Course to Write 30+ Content Types & Earn Online Kounal Gupta. “Story Elements: Importance of ... 6 Ways to Make Story Settings Vivid 1.

Author: Kounal Gupta

Publisher: Henry Harvin

ISBN: 9788194876809

Category: Study Aids

Page: 380

View: 201


ANYONE, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE This is not any other content writing book. This is THE CONTENT WRITING BOOK! ‘Content Writing Handbook is the outcome of spending over 200,000+ man hours in seeking interest and understanding challenges of 36,514 individuals over a period of 6 years towards writing. This was further boiled down to spending 5,500+ man hours in imparting content writing training to individuals from diverse backgrounds via a popular offering from Henry Harvin Education namely Certified Digital Content Writer (CDCW) course. Converting vast experiences into nuggets of wisdom ‘Content Writing Handbook’ incorporates tips, tricks, templates, strategies and best practices that can help anyone who wants to write just by devoting 1-hour to each subsection. And if you spend 1-hour daily for the next 32 days, you can complete the book! This book starts with 2 basic raw materials to write any form of content, language skills and internet skills. Once we gain insight on these two skills, we move towards developing skills to write 30+ content types, followed by learning about content strategy and then finally how to earn online work from home through content writing. From Creative Writing, Technical Writing, Research Writing, SEO Writing to writing E-Books, Emails & White Papers. This book covers them all! YOU WILL GET ANSWERS TO (in less than one hour each): What is content writing What skills are required to do content writing What are the tips and best practices to do content writing effectively What are the various formats of content writing What are various content writing tools & how to use them What are the most important content writing interview questions How to get content writing jobs online This is just a glimpse… for an exhaustive list, check the content table inside!

Story Writing

Sesong FARM Ta GUESS THE SETTING cord your och more sering LIBRARY FOREST GUESS ... students learn to describe settings using vivid , concrete language .

Author: Karen Kellaher

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439288436

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 999


Teaches how to develop a plot, setting, and characters, use details, and more.

180 Days to Successful Writers

Reason—provides more vivid setting images and gets across same information. • Conflict: I was embarrassed. a. Problem—boring. b. Improvement—And so there I ...

Author: Karen Donohue

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483361840

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 424


Lesson plans linked to national standards help students develop lifelong writing skills and confidence as writers while preparing them for standardized writing tests.

Writing Mysteries in the Classroom

Describing Your Setting In this lesson, students learn about the use of vivid adjectives to spice up their setting. This lesson also can help students learn ...

Author: Cheryl Garrett


ISBN: 9781593632243

Category: Education

Page: 69

View: 119


Reginald Van Feisty, owner of the world-famous chocolate factory, Dutch Delight Chocolates, is excited about his brand-new recipe for chocolate. But, before he can manufacture even the first chocolate bar, the recipe is stolen! Have your students discover who stole Van Feisty's famous chocolate recipe and they'll not only be great detectives, they'll be masters of logical thinking. There are nine suspects, but which one is guilty? This mystery becomes a vehiclefor teaching logical thinking. In solving the mystery, students will: differentiate between valid conclusions and invalid assumptions, use syllogisms to reach valid assumptions, recognize false premises, solve deductive matrix puzzles, and decode a secret message.