Saturday, February 18, 2012

Description & Setting Course

I’m teaching a course on description and setting at Writer’s Digest University, beginning February 23. Here’s the course description:

“In this course we’ll consider the importance of description and setting in creating a fully believable, fully realized fictional world. More importantly, we’ll consider what makes description effective—how precise language, combined with surprising ways of looking at familiar things, creates a full experience for a reader—and how you might begin employing these techniques in your own work to create characters and settings which hum with life.

“Using Ron Rozelle’s Write Great Fiction: Description & Setting as your guide, you will see how striking, yet credible, description is formed—and what such description allows you to accomplish in your own work.”

For more details, or to sign up, go here:

Hope to see you in class!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New Cover Art

The publisher of my two short story anthologies, Books We Love, has done new cover art for  my books. I just love them! So I had to share.

Here’s the cover art for PENUMBRA:


I think it’s very evocative, and really captures the spirit of the stories…in particular, the first one, which happens to have been written by my great-grandfather.

And here’s the new cover art for MIRROR IMAGES:


This one definitely goes well with the title and story of the same name.

What do you think?