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15.12.2012 15:14    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft      Tags: dave hood  writing  techniques  short story  janet burroway  
Learning to write fiction requires that you not only understand the elements of fiction, such as setting, plot, character, dialogue, theme ...
 
11.12.2012 01:39    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Plot  Structure  Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Craft      Tags: h. thomas milhorn  plot  story  structure  genre  fiction  guide  craft  
PLOT is the sequence of events in a story as the author chooses to arrange them. It is a chain of events, each event the result of some prior events and the cause of some subsequent events.
 
11.12.2012 01:35    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Setting  Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Craft      Tags: h. thomas milhorn  setting  genre  fiction  guide  craft  
The setting of a novel is the background on which the writer builds the plot and characters. It involves the entire environment: (1) time, (2) place, (3) experience, and (4) mood.
 
11.12.2012 01:29    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Characters  Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Craft      Tags: h. thomas milhorn  characters  genre  fiction  guide  craft  
Characterization is the creation of imaginary people (characters) who appear to be real and believable to readers.
 
11.12.2012 01:26    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Point Of View  Fiction Writing  Writing  Fiction Elements  Writing Craft      Tags: h. thomas milhorn  point of view  genre  fiction  guide  craft  
The point of view of a novel is the perspective from which the reader is allowed to view the action and the characters.
 
10.12.2012 15:01    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Craft      Tags: h. thomas milhorn  emotions  genre  fiction  guide  craft  charts  
There are numerous emotions. Ann Hood in her book, Creating Emotions (1977), describes the various emotions and gives both good and bad examples of how to write about them.
 
10.12.2012 14:47    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Characters  Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing  Writing Craft      Tags: h. thomas milhorn  writing  genre  fiction  guide  craft  chart  
Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft by H.T. Milhorn
 
10.12.2012 14:41    Comments: 0    Categories: Structure  Writing Craft  Fiction Writing  Fiction Elements  Writing      Tags: h.t. milhorn  writing  genre  fiction  guide  craft  chart  
The following chart illustrates the main points of a novel as described in this chapter. When writing your novel, it may be helpful to create a similar chart and fill in the details.
 
05.12.2012 00:13    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Setting  Fiction Elements  Writing Craft  Writing Description      Tags: anne marble  art  description  tips  settings  
Description is something that gets in the way of many authors. Why? Well, because it's so darn hard to write.
 
03.12.2012 19:05    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing  Writing Flashback  Fiction Elements  Writing Craft      Tags: rachel k small  fiction writing tips  how to  write  flashbacks  
A flashback is scene or series of scenes that shows a reader something that happened at a time before the present of a story being told.
 
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