T is for Telling the Tale | #AtoZChallenge


There are many definitions for tale, but I like this one: “a fictitious or true narrative or story, especially one that is imaginatively recounted” (Google).

Scribendi describes a tale as:

  • a story about someone’s actual experiences
  • a story about imaginary events
  • an exciting or dramatic story
  • an exciting story that may not be completely true

An example of a fairy tale is Cinderella.

(Source: A Glossary of Fiction Writing Terms, scribendi.com.)

Types of tales

  • morality
  • psychological
  • coming-of-age
  • quest
  • revenge
  • fall from innocence

(Source: Components of Literature, Weber State University, Utah, weber.edu.)

Written by Dennis Earle Lambert and Brian Potter

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About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction, fantasy, and paranormal, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disorders and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in the Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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  4. Quite a many tales! 🙂

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