Writing Active Setting Book 1

Writing Active Setting

Book 1
Cantwell Publishing, LLC
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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 WRITING ACTIVE SETTING Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail 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.

This book goes 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 readers! 

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About the author

 A few fun facts about me


I'm a fiction addict and a non-fiction enthusiast.

I love learning from Robert McKee, Cathy Yardley, Donald Maass, Karl Iglesias, Blake Snyder, and too many other authors to name.

I have been known to stay up all night to finish a new novel, devouring first and then re-reading to analyze.

I love teaching others about ways to improve their own fiction because I too have learned from other writers.

I'm a USA Today Bestselling author who has fan girl moments at every writer's conference I attend. 

There's not a type of fiction that I don't love and study (except horror, if it's done really well it can scare the willies out of me and then I get nothing done for days! So I moderate my horror consumption).

I love being an author of both fiction and non-fiction work.

Love writing. Love talking about writing. Love sharing writing. And I love hearing from readers. Email me, anytime, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

marybuckham.com
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Publisher
Cantwell Publishing, LLC
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Published on
Jun 30, 2014
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Pages
68
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ISBN
9781939210203
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Language
English
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Genres
Language Arts & Disciplines / Reference
Reference / Writing Skills
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 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 WRITING ACTIVE SETTING Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail 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.
This book goes 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 readers!
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

For the writers how want to expand their understanding of the craft of writing! Pull the reader deeper into your story by allowing them to experience the Setting on a deeper level. It can be the difference between standing on a beach facing the Pacific Ocean, feeling the sand beneath your bare toes, inhaling the scent of tangy salt spray, hearing the roar and slam of the waves versus looking at a postcard.

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. 

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. 

"Mary Buckham has created a treasure for writers. This is a fabulous craft book for the writer who does not want readers "skimming" over chunks of their story because the setting bogs it down. And for the writer who wants to draw readers deep into their world. And for the writer who wants to use setting to show emotion or reveal details about their characters. Need I go on? Kudos to Mary on producing a book that shows how top authors write great setting and easy steps for any writer who wants to improve setting in their stories."~~ NYT Bestselling Author, Dianna Love 

"I am amazed how much can change in one paragraph of my manuscript with the manipulation of Setting. This book spells out how to do just that in clear, easy to understand, small steps."~~Judy Wirzberger. Women's Fiction Writer


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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. 

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 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 WRITING ACTIVE SETTING Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail 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.
This book goes 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 readers!
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. 

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