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Literary Terms – Catastrophe

large_open_bookHere’s a word we often hear. But do you know what it means? Most people would say something really bad, and they’d be right, but like most definitions, there is more to it than that. It has another meaning rich with history and today we will explore that to help us understand what a catastrophe is when we write, and how it can be both a positive and negative thing.

 

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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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Guest Blog: Nicohle Christopherson — ASexual Representation in Media and Fiction

By now, we’re all used to sexual representation being thrown at us through various windows and doors. It’s everywhere. People are EXPECTED to be sexual, to want others sexually, to need that intimate part of a relationship in order to be human. Often, it is shown to humanize someone, to make them less odd. Read more

Worldbuilding — Introduction

I will soon start writing a fantasy series and started trying to picture the world where my story takes place, but was having difficulty. I decided that I would try to draw it out, but I lacked the ability to draw and even if I try to fake it, I didn’t know how to make my land appear organic and nearly random. While there are many tools out there to help out with that, most of them cost money.

Money is a funny thing for us writers. Generally our primary focus when it comes to spending money is on professional editing, cover design, and any tools that help us release a book. So making a map of our world and designing further elements that may not be in our initial story is frivolous. It is nice to have a map, but not crucial. But wouldn’t you like one anyways?

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