Characters and Viewpoint Setting & Symbolism

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Narrative

A narrative, as defined by the author of this book, is essentially a story, a recounting of events in the lives of a character(s) that illuminates, for the reader, a particular aspect of the human experience.

Writer's Contract

This is the unspoken agreement between writer/storyteller and reader of the kind of story that will be told. For further information about the writer's contract see Part 2, Chapter 5.

Choice

Choice, the author suggests, is the fundamental building block used in constructing a narrative. Every choice, from character name to motivation to setting to where to place a comma, is a fundamental component in defining narrative and character, and in making sure both convey the desired message to the reader.

Milieu

"Milieu" is an umbrella term used by the author to describe the physical, cultural, emotional, and/or spiritual context in which a narrative unfolds. Another term for...

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