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The Urban Setting Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to City Spaces

The Urban Setting Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to City Spaces
Your Price: $21.95 CDN
Author: Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
Publisher: JADD Publishing
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 294
Pub. Date: 2016
ISBN-10: 098977256X
ISBN-13: 9780989772563

About the Book:

Making viewers and readers care and feel like they're part of the story should be the number one goal of all writers. Ironically, many storytellers fail to maximize one of fiction's most powerful elements to achieve this: the setting. Rather than being a simple backdrop against which events unfold, every location has the potential to become a conduit for conveying emotion, characterizing the cast, providing opportunities for deep point of view, and revealing significant backstory.

The Urban Setting Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to City Spaces is a writer's best friend, helping you tailor each setting to your characters while creating a realistic, textured world. Inside The Urban Setting Thesaurus you will find:

• A list of the sights, smells, tastes, textures, and sounds for over 120 urban settings
• Possible sources of conflict for each location to help you brainstorm ways to naturally complicate matters for your characters
• Advice on how to make every piece of description count so you can maintain the right pace and keep readers engaged
• Tips on utilizing the five senses to encourage readers to more fully experience each moment by triggering their own emotional memories
• Information on how to use the setting to characterize a story's cast through personalization and emotional values while using emotional triggers to steer their decisions
• A review of specific challenges that arise when writing urban locations, along with common descriptive pitfalls that should be avoided

Editors, authors, agents, and teachers agree that The Urban 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. 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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