Elements of fiction
Just as a painter uses color and line to create a painting, an author uses the elements of fiction to create a story:
The elements of fiction are: character, plot, setting, theme, and style. Of these five elements, character is the who, plot is the what, setting is the where and when, and style is the manner in which the material is presented.
===Components of Style===
For each piece of fiction, the author makes many choices, consciously or subconsciously, which combine to form the writer's unique style. The components of style are numerous, but include point of view, choice of narrator, fiction-writing mode, person and tense, grammar, punctuation, word usage, sentence length and structure, paragraph length and structure, tone, imagery, chapter usage, and title selection.
===Point of View===
Point of view is from whose consciousness the reader hears, sees, and feels the story.
Tone is the mood that the author establishes within the story.
Theme is the broad idea, message, or lesson of a story.
Developing your writing skills
- Literary technique
Learning by doing a series of assignments of slowly increasing complexity.
Suspension of Disbelief
Suspension of disbelief is the reader's temporary acceptance of story elements as believable, regardless of how implausible they may seem in real life.
The audience creates Genera through its demands.
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