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Theme Reveal: Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2018) | #AtoZChallenge

It’s Theme Reveal time for the Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge (April 2018). This is my second year participating. Last year (2017), my theme was Components of Literature. This year, my theme is Haiku Poetry about Life and Nature. Posts start … Continue reading

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A Story Is Driven By Characters, Not Plot

A story is driven by characters, not plot. I agree. Many writers and literary experts agree. I’m not so sure it’s always reflected in book popularity, sales, and reviews, though. What do you think? Let me know in the comments. … Continue reading

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F IS FOR FLOWER

Originally posted on Iain Kelly:
Gabi drove them to Frogner Park. They arrived at 11.30. The first buds of spring were showing, colours beginning to emerge among the green grass and leaves. Parking the squad car at the entrance they…

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Inciting Moment: What It Is and Why You Should Care

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? by Andrea Lundgren Recently, I was explaining the concept of an inciting moment to my five-year-old (he’s a bit young, but one might as well start early, right?), and it got me…

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Z is for Zoomorphism | #AtoZChallenge

Zoomorphism Zoomorphism is the device of giving animal-like qualities to humans, gods, and inanimate objects. It can include giving the features of one animal to another. Therianthropy is a special class of zoomorphism where a human is able to shape-shift … Continue reading

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V is for Verisimilitude | #AtoZChallenge

Verisimilitude is the “use of certain lifelike details to give the semblance of reality.” (Source: Verisimilitude, Components of Literature, Weber State University, weber.edu.) Personally, I think of it as “very similar to.” It helps me spell the word, too!  (y … Continue reading

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T is for Telling the Tale | #AtoZChallenge

Tale 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 … Continue reading

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Q is for Quite the Quest | #AtoZChallenge

A quest is a heroic journey–often a dangerous mission–undertaken by a protagonist in order to achieve a goal or complete an important task. The term comes from the medieval Latin questa, meaning “search” or “journey.” Quests are the foremost element … Continue reading

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O is for Oppression | #AtoZChallenge

Oppression is the “prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control.” It can be a physical “state of being subject to unjust treatment and control” or “mental pressure or distress” (Google dictionary, Oxford dictionary). Often when we think of oppression and … Continue reading

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E is for Exposing Exposition | #AtoZChallenge

The Buzzle website defines exposition as “a literary technique used in at [sic] the beginning in novels and plays, in order to give background information about the characters and the circumstances.” Read these brief but informative Examples of Exposition from … Continue reading

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