Flashcards in Exam considerations Deck (6)
What are some examples of themes for Creative Writing in previous Exams
- Characters with distinctive, convincing voices.
- Misleading direction of story
- Dialoge doesn't copy real life, it takes on air of real-life conversation.
What are the items in Bob's list of advice?
- Show rather than tell.
- Suggest forward movement.
- Distinguish one voice from another and imply the attitude of the speaker.
- Consistency in tone.
- Create indirect responses which intrigue the reader and move story on.
- Use pauses, repetition, hesitation and overlapping dialog.
- Use subtext, what the conversation beneeth the words is actually communicating - Challange your audience by not spelling everything out.
Terms to use in essay to look clever.
Devices, Verisimilitude, ambiguity, polyvalance of meaning
Who do characters communicate information to? What else may they have to communicate?
The other characters AND the audience. They may also have to communicate information about the story in which they exist. And mood
Ways to make dialogue oblique?
Not exactly answer the question or comment in dialogue. Divert away from question entirerly. An intruiging answer to a question should be indirect, evasive or (superficially) not apperently an answer at all.