Elements of Fiction
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1. Plot - the sequence o
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What is "analysis"?
It is helpful to think of analysis as decoding. Creative writers rarely say what
they mean in a straightforward, obvious way, and this is especially true of
poets. However, they are trying to communicate with readers. In doing so
What is creative writing?
Express thoughts, feeling, emotions and actions through images and not
factual information. It is important to show the reader images then telling
Only trouble is interesting, keep that a goal in writing. Use tension energy
How to set up plot?
Plot is what happens, the storyline, the action. Jerome Stern says it is how
you set up the situation, where the turning points of the story are, and what
the characters do at the end of the story.
A plot is a series of events delibera
Developing a Story
What does your protagonist want?
(The athlete who wants her team to win the big game and the car crash
victim who wants to survive are not unique or interesting enough.)
When the story begins, what morally significant actions has your p
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Elements of Poetry
(Definitions taken from Writing Poems, 5th Ed. Robert Wallace & Michelle Boisseu)
Line BreakThe point where a line (visual unit of words placed together horizontally on a page)
End-stopped Line: When the end of a line co
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