Friday, 29 June 2012
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Thursday, 14 June 2012
- Never use a metaphor, simile or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
- Never use a long word where a short one will do.
- If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
- Never use the passive where you can use the active.
- Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
Monday, 11 June 2012
Thursday, 7 June 2012
The part of a novel or story where we are introduced to the main characters and setting is the EXPOSITION.
There are always two kinds of setting: a setting in TIME and a setting in PLACE.
Usually, there are two kinds of characters. The hero is usually referred to as the PROTAGONIST while the villain is usually called the ANTAGONIST. Sometimes a character is both good and bad; these are called COMPLEX characters.
In a short story, a writer will leave little clues about what is going to come later. This is called FORESHADOWING.
When something unexpected occurs at the end of a story, it is called a TWIST.
The most dramatic part of a story is called the CLIMAX.
Posted by Mister Connor at 2:55 pm