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The Rural Setting Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Personal and Natural Places

The Rural Setting Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Personal and Natural Places
Your Price: $21.95 CDN
Author: Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
Publisher: JADD Publishing
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 260
Pub. Date: 2016
ISBN-10: 0989772551
ISBN-13: 9780989772556

About the Book:

Within the pages of a book, play, or screenplay exists a world drawn from a writer's deepest imaginings, one that has the ability to pull readers and audiences in on a visceral level. But the audience's fascination will only last if the writer can describe this vibrant realm and its inhabitants well. The setting achieves this by offering readers a unique sensory experience. So much more than stage dressing, the setting can build mood, convey meaning through symbolism, drive the plot by creating challenges that force the hero to fight for what he wants, and trigger his emotions to reveal his most intimate feelings, fears, and desires.

The Rural Setting Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Personal and Natural Places is a writer's best friend, offering you a roadmap to creating fresh setting imagery that impacts the story on multiple levels while keeping readers engaged from the first page to the last. Inside The Rural Setting Thesaurus you will find:

• A list of the sights, smells, tastes, textures, and sounds for over 100 settings revolving around school, home, and nature
• Possible sources of conflict for each location to help you brainstorm ways to naturally complicate matters for your characters
• Advice on the many effective ways to build mood, helping you steer both the character's and readers' emotions in every scene
• Information on how the setting directly influences the plot by acting as a tuning fork for what a character needs most and by testing his dedication to his goals
• A tutorial on figurative language and how different descriptive techniques can bring settings alive for readers while conveying a symbolic message or deeper meaning
• A review of the challenges that arise when writing description, as well as special considerations that apply specifically to rural and personal settings

Editors, authors, agents, and teachers agree that The Rural Setting Thesaurus, in its easy-to-navigate list format, is a convenient and helpful writing tool that encourages novel writers, screenwriters, and playwrights to make your descriptions work harder for your story, helping you tailor each setting to your characters while creating a realistic, textured world. It is required reading for several University-level Creative Writing programs.

What people say:

"In these brilliantly conceived, superbly organized and astonishingly thorough volumes, Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi have created an invaluable resource for writers and storytellers. Whether you are searching for new and unique ways to add and define characters, or brainstorming methods for revealing those characters without resorting to clichés, it is hard to imagine two more powerful tools for adding depth and dimension to your screenplays, novels or plays." — Michael Hauge, Hollywood script consultant and story expert, author of Writing Screenplays That Sell

About the Author:

Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are writing coaches and co-authors of a number of descriptive thesauruses for writers. Angela Ackerman lives in Calgary, Alberta, just a short drive from the Canadian Rockies. She writes on the darker side of middle grade and young adult. Becca Puglisi resides in New York. She is a young adult fantasy and historical fiction writer.

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