Writing Vivid Settings: Writer's Craft Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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 10th book in Rayne Hall's acclaimed Writer's Craft series.
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|Listening Length||2 hours and 48 minutes|
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|Audible.com Release Date||January 24, 2017|
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I got it through KU, read the first four chapters and returned it. Then I bought it for real, because this one is a keeper.
You know how you're not supposed to use adverbs? But how do you describe that "she walked slowly down the road"?
Now I know, thanks to this book about settings.
Besides explanations, examples and exercises, the book also contains what not to do and examples used in famous fiction. It's an excellent book I highly recommend.
PS When I told my friend that I bought this book, she told me that she'd experienced Rayne Hall as a fiction teacher and she was happy to learn that the courses could be found in books now.
Now, my senses are in a heightened state of awareness. Like a detective, I notice scents upon arrival and find fascinating features. I listen for noises, but not only in the background. Like a photographer, I study light and shadow, observing effects of the hour and weather. Like a poet, I search for symbolism in my surroundings.
But, there’s much more to learn from Writing Vivid Settings. For example:
• How description affects pacing and how much to include.
• How details show the passage of time.
• Which details enhance, or spoil, scenes.
• How perspective determines the details seen.
I highly recommend Writing Vivid Settings by Rayne Hall. This handy guide will lead you to the multi-dimensional setting your story deserves.
In Writing Vivid Settings, Rayne gives examples and advice that will help bring your worlds to life while remaining true to your own style. Specific chapters titles include "Smells for Realism," "Weather for Intensity," "Detail for Realism," "Symbols for the Literary Touch," and others. You'll learn where in a scene to bring up which senses, how to make your characters more believable, your descriptions relevant to the story setting, and much more. You'll also learn why all this works.
Chapters include examples, and each has an assignment at the end so you can practice what you just learned. Apply the advice to a story or novel in progress, or write new scenes using her tips. Rayne also recommends keeping a Settings Description Bank, a book or computer file in which you note specific things about places you visit, so you can use them later.
Personally, I'm going to use Writing Vivid Settings and other books in the series as guides for when I get to the third draft of my current novel, Bodacious Creed. I recommend doing the same with your own works in progress to make your good books great.
Read,reread, then study and wear the cover off of the book using it.
It is a must have for all writers, if you want your readers to feel what your
minds eye sees.
The book covers how and why, you need to use scenes about:
Spooky, Scary and Suspenseful
And of course......The Climax Scene
Learn and use VERBS....VIVID VERBS......ACTION VERBS.......
Don't outline your story, describe what you want your reader to see and feel.
Top reviews from other countries
My only complaint on this book was that lacks good editing. In the middle of the book the chapters come one after another, the font changes and such