Fiction-Writing Modes

Eleven Fiction-Writing Modes

Fiction-writing modes are a significant component of an author’s style.

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The “Making of” Fiction-Writing Modes

I suspect we all have “Ah-hah!” moments when something is revealed to us.

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Emotion as a Fiction-Writing Mode

The fiction-writing mode for evoking a character’s feelings is emotion.

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Enhancing Character Emotion

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Emotion from the Author to the Character and the Reader

Writers evoke emotion in readers by first generating emotion in their characters.

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Sensation as a Fiction-Writing Mode

The skill with which sensation is presented is an important aspect of an author’s unique writing* *style.

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How to Write a Character’s Perception of the Senses

The skillful use of sensation as a fiction-writing mode is a powerful tool for engaging readers.

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Showing and Telling with Action and Summarization

For any particular passage of fiction, the challenge is to show when appropriate and to tell when appropriate.

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Transition as a Fiction-Writing Mode

Authors need to be able to change point-of-view characters and to move through time and space, feats accomplished using the…

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Rules for Using Fiction-Writing Modes

Understand each fiction-writing mode thoroughly and then decide, case by case, how it can be best incorporated into your writing.

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