Fiction-Writing Modes

Recollection as a Fiction-Writing Mode

Recollection is the fiction-writing mode whereby a character calls something to mind. Of the various fiction-writing modes, recollection is probably the most underrated. It is also the most likely to be challenged as meriting recognition as a distinct mode.

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Narration as a Fiction-Writing Mode

Narration in written fiction today has a different role than it played in the past. Compared to its use in early novels, narration has a much smaller part.

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Exposition as a Fiction-Writing Mode

With appropriate respect, care, and craft, conscientious fiction-writers can transform exposition into something graceful and elegant.

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Introspection as a Fiction-Writing Mode

Full and skillful use of introspection provides a great opportunity to enhance the reader’s experience.

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How to Write a Character’s Actions

The answer to the question of how to write the actions of your fictional characters is to thoroughly understand and apply the mechanics of the action fiction-writing mode.

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How to Write Description

How a writer uses description and the skill with which he presents description is an important aspect of his or her unique writing style.

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The Four Facets of Fiction

The relationships between author, narrator, point-of-view character, and reader—the four facets of fiction—are keys to understanding the craft of writing.

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