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.
In this book, I'll reveal the powerful techniques employed by best-selling authors, and I'll show you how to apply them to rivet your readers. I'll start with the basics of Point of View - if you're already familiar with the concept, you can treat them as a refresher - and then guide you to advanced strategies for taking your reader deep.
"Slipping into someone else's skin"
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Sent by her guild master to find the answer to a riddle, Tegan could never have anticipated how much her life was going to change when a cat-sized dragon by the name Serico ran into her. The Dragon's Bond series is based in the world of Elilith, a fantastical world of swords and magic created in the Transfiguration series by John DeJordy. Book 1, The Dragon's Bond, is the initial story.
"Adventure, Fantasy, Dragons and More!"
Becky Corwin-Adams columns have appeared under the title "The Empty Nest". These columns range from humorous takes on life, heartfelt dog rescue pieces, and stories about major storms. The author reminisces about dog parks, delivering newspapers, dime stores, and monster truck rallies. Becky's adventures included meeting her favorite major league baseball player and crossing paths with celebrities in a hotel elevator in Las Vegas.
"Got me at Jungle Jims"
Meet Hamilton Troll, a fun-loving friend to the forest creatures and quite a unique little troll. But Hamilton has a problem, a fear he simply can not control, and it is up to Pink Light Sprite to help him resolve his problem. Follow Hamilton as he takes this exciting journey down the forest path. He will meet new friends that he will always remember and he will in-turn help others when they need him the most.
Tegan, fresh from accomplishing her mission, has to deal with a new pet, err, companion named Serico. But before she can deal with that problem, a new one arises. Her guild master, Haz, wants her to deliver the ruby to its true owner, the guild master of the mages: none other than Grand Mage Archibald Fizzlebean. But even simple tasks can be daunting.
"Tegan & Serico Bring Us More Delightful Adventure"
After finding a meteor, Jacob and his family life is turned upside down. And that's just the beginning. As they are constantly on the run, the chain of events leave them troubled and wondering hopelessly for a way out.
Meet Chatterton Squirrel, the smallest in his family and the most frightened. While Chatterton's parents were teaching their young how to leap from tree to tree, Chatterton kept looking down at the ground, worried that he would fall. Hamilton noticed how scared Chatterton looked and decided he should help. In the end Chatterton was able to take the big leap and make his family proud! This story helps those who are afraid of trying new things and shows there is always a way, so long as you believe.
Rudy is not a very nice rat according to Rosa Raccoon and the other children. He does bad things and says mean stuff and no one wants to play with him. So Hamilton decides to have a talk with Rudy. However, when Rudy Rat sees Hamilton Troll, he gets so afraid he runs off, which clues in Hamilton that Rudy may need a friend more than they thought. Hamilton then encourages the children to put their "PAWS" together for friendship.
Meet Elwood Woodpecker, who gains quite a headache after discovering petrified wood! Hamilton Troll remembers that the beaver brothers, Baxter and Boswell, learn about this so they go to learn more. This story teaches about petrified wood, how it is made, beavers and how they build dams as well as how their teeth grow constantly.
Why does Hamilton Troll live next to a tree stump? Chatterton Squirrel asks this question one spring day, so Hamilton shares the story about how this whole thing began. While trying to stay warm one cold December morning, a loud rumbling noise brought Hamilton out of his hole to discover his tree was gone!
Things are going missing, so the animals think someone is stealing. Hamilton Troll doesn't want to believe it, that is, until he gets carried away. Dropped onto Fiona's pile of toys, Hamilton realizes he needs to teach her not to take things, and to return everyone's stuff so she won't get in trouble.
Emotions run high when Starlit challenges Hamilton to a race. Hamilton's certain he can't lose, and Starlit's sure she'll win. The characters plan a course that takes the trolls through Hamilton's world. It's an action-packed race. Yet that's when the story takes an unexpected turn.
Surprise! Looking up to the sky watching ducks fly by, Hamilton sees something he has never seen before; another troll! Hamilton suddenly realizes he's not the only troll in the world. Leaping at the chance to learn more, he begs Starlit to stay for a while then introduces her to all of his friends. The next day, he can't find her and he begins to worry. The search for the missing troll is only the first challenge. When they approach Hamilton's picnic, there's another surprise.
While listening to the sounds of the night, Hamilton Troll hears something that scares him. He soon discovers that it is a young owl named Whitaker who is being taught by his parents how to hoot. Unfortunately Whitaker needs a lot of practice. After the lesson is over, Hamilton and Whitaker go for a walk only to discover a large bear entering the area. Worried for their friends who may not be able to get to safety, Whitaker comes up with a daring plan to scare the bear away.
Meet Barney Bee, a very sweet, yet plump round bumblebee who spends his day flying from flower to flower eating pollen. In fact, Barney Bee loves pollen so much he "comes down" with a hefty problem. Join Hamilton Troll as he spends the day following Barney Bee around and learning some pretty interesting facts about bumblebees as well as the names of a few Texas wildflowers.
Dinosaurs lived millions of years ago and are now extinct, yet they left behind clues that tell their story. Hamilton Troll comes across one of those clues, a fossil that leads him and the Beaver brothers up the river to a dinosaur museum where they learn so much about these prehistoric animals, including how big some of them were. However, it is when Hamilton Troll walks up to a hatching nest of eggs and meets these dinosaurs first hand that he discovers how great and magnificent these creatures once were.
Meet Skeeter, an excitable skunk who just wants to join Hamilton Troll and the other critters in their big stick-nut game. However, Skeeter has a little problem. Whenever he gets scared or startled, out comes a pe-yew! So it is up to Hamilton and his friends to help Skeeter control his smelly problem so he too can play in the game. Join Skeeter in this stinky, funny day of adventure and share in his excitement as he experiences the thrill of making true friends and getting to play in the big stick-nut game!