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Indirect Discourse in Third-Person Limited POV

What is indirect discourse? Indirect discourse is “a combination of a character’s thoughts and the author’s words. In the case of indirect discourse, you don’t need italics.” The above words were emailed to me by Mark Spencer, Dean of the … Continue reading

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F is for Foiled Again! | #AtoZChallenge

A foil is a person (character) who contrasts and parallels another character in a story or play, usually the protagonist. The foil’s purpose is to illuminate certain qualities (strengths and weaknesses) in the main character or other characters. The foil … Continue reading

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13 Week Rewrite: Week Seven – Temptation

Originally posted on MDellert-dot-Com:
This week, you’re rewriting up to the midpoint of your story. At this point, your protagonist experiences a temptation to retreat back to the familiar rather than going forward into the unknown. This temptation is a…

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