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Justice & Justification — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

JI end the second week with two very unforgiving letters. The letter J is so promising, it has a great sound to it, and yet there are so few J words. We need more I tell you. And with K, I cry.

Today I tackle Justice and Justification. Important for worldbuilding and character development.

And before you leave today, please post what you think. I’ll be more than happy to read and respond.

 

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In Medias Res & Iceberg Theory — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

IComing close to the end of the second week and we are now on I. You would think this letter would have been a challenge, but surprisingly, there are many literary terms beginning with “i”.

Today we’ll be looking at In Medias Res and Iceberg Theory. Don’t fret if you haven’t heard these term, I didn’t until I looked these up. They are important terms to know and how they relate to each other is equally important.

As always, please post below, let me know how I am doing and what you are getting out of this.

 

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Hubris & Hemingway Code — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

HHere we are on H, which gives us something easier in a week of complicated letters. But don’t worry, from here on out, we’ll get tougher letters. Wait…when I said don’t worry, I meant the opposite. Worry, panic if you have to.

Today we are doing Hubris and Hemingway Code.

As always, please post below, tell me what you think, and if I get something wrong, kindly tell me. I’m a big man*, I can take it.

*big man in a figurative way

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Gambler’s Fallacy & Game Theory — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

GHere we are at G and…wait a minute…what the hell is going on. Gambler’s Fallacy and Game Theory are not literary terms! One is a principal of Mathematics and the other is Psychology. That’s cheating…

Not really. I firmly believe that when we write, we write about life, and literary terms should borrow from art, economics, law, science, psychology, philosophy, math and sociology. We can’t limit ourselves to just one set of words, we have to embrace it all.

While I did have terms I could have used that are more directed to literary terms, I chose these terms the same way as I chose the other terms, what I thought was the most important for my visitors to know. However, as I get to harder letters, I will have to rely on terms outside of a literary text book to accomplish my goal, which I feel I should do anyways.

Trust me when I say that this does apply to writing, even if it doesn’t seem like it does.

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Flashback & Foreshadowing — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

FWe had a good first week getting some good solid literary terms in. Now comes the hard part with F, G, H, I, J, K. But don’t worry, I have them picked out, and you should be well surprised what they are.

Starting off the week, we have Flashback and Foreshadowing. This should be a delight, glad the week is starting off easy.

As always, please post below what you think and if you think I got something wrong, lay it on me.

 

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Epilogue & Exposition — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

EWe are reaching the end our first week of the A-to-Z Blog challenge. This brought to you by the letter E. Yeah, I’m sure I’m not the first to come up with that lame joke. Our words for today is Epilogue and Exposition. Two words that many writers should be familiar with, but like many of my posts, I will try to reveal more than you ever wanted to know.

I thank everyone for their support and would love to hear from you on how much you are enjoying this. Please leave your comments below.

 

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Dénouement & Deus Ex Machina — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

DWe’re already on D. So far in our journey of literary terms, we’ve had Anticlimax, bestiary, and conflict. Now we add to that with Dénouement and Deus Ex Machina. These are important words to know to help any writer with making a good story.

As in all my other posts, I will define them and link them together at the end. Please a post and tell me what you think. I love hearing from you.

 

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Catastrophe & Conflict — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

CThree days in and we are going strong. I am blown away by the response of all of you. I feel very empowered to continue with this.

Now we are on C. C as in Cookie, the first letter of my name, and for Capt. Crunch. It is a powerful letter. Today we discuss two important terms, Catastrophe and Conflict.

Like before, I will go ahead and discuss each one as best as I can and then link them together, or at least find a way to do so. I ask that you leave your comments below and let me know what you think.

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Bestiary & Balkinization — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

BAnother round of A-to-Z Blog Challenge, and we are now on B. Only seems like yesterday I was on A. Yeah I know, lame joke. Today is B and I am doing Bestiary and Balkinization. I’m sure if you’ve played enough video games you’ve heard of the first one, but the second one might come off as “What?”

As always, I will discuss the two topics and then find a way to connect them together. You will decide if I accomplished that or failed with your comments below.

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Ab ovo & Anticlimax — A-to-Z Blog Challenge, Literary Terms

ASo I kick off the blog challenge with two literary terms. I will be giving an explanation of them, perhaps some examples, then making a connection between the two terms.

This is a hard challenge and I will be looking beyond an English textbook from school to explore key elements to writing in what should be literary terms.

Please leave a comment below to tell me your thought.

The terms today, is Ab ovo and Anticlimax.

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