Tag Archives: story

Genres of Literature – Fables

Originally posted on Mandy Eve-Barnett's Blog for Readers & Writers:
A Fable is a story about supernatural or extraordinary people usually in the form of narration that demonstrates a useful truth. In Fables, animals often speak as humans that are legendary…

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The Difference Between Story and Plot

Chris Eder notes that story and plot are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Literary scholar Humphry House distinguishes the two in this way, according to Chris: “For House, story is all of the events the … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, Leslie Hodgins!

Today on Where Are They Now? we welcome back Leslie Hodgins, entrepreneur, mobile registered massage therapist (RMT), certified fitness coach, and soon-to-be published author. Interview with Leslie Hodgins I’ve always loved to write. And recently it’s become an obsession. I … 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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June 2017 Roundup: Manuscript Editing and Publishing

While I am away from my blog this week, I have selected and scheduled articles from several categories. A different theme or themes will post each day. Today’s roundup themes are manuscript editing and publishing. Below are selected articles. Manuscript … Continue reading

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The Box

Originally posted on Object Relations:
? I swallowed a secret a million years before numbers, so that nothing could be held accountable. Scrolled up, jotted down, and shoved to the back of a bottle, the message was almost drowned. Let…

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Inciting Moment: What It Is and Why You Should Care

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? 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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Wrapping Up the A to Z Challenge — Did You Survive? | #AtoZChallenge

Today the Blogging from A to Z Challenge for April 2017 wrapped up with the final post: Letter Z. Links to each letter of the alphabet, comments, and blogs who took part in the Challenge can be found here. If … Continue reading

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Y is for Yarn | #AtoZChallenge

YARN (Old English gearn): “An informal name for a long, rambling story–especially one dealing with adventure or tall-tales. The genre typically involves a strong narrative presence and colloquial or idiomatic English. The tone is realistic, but the content is typically … 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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