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Audience (in terms of reader)

A general term for whom a creativer writer composes. For example, we can talk about a novelist's audience

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Drafting. Defintion and steps.

The process of writing and rewriting that a writer goes through in the process of componsing their work.
Alternatives ways of phrasing. Decided what to leave in or leave out. How best to sharpen the focus of what you write.

3

Defintion of show and tell, and think of some examples.

Showing and telling are two different methods of conveying a story. Showing allows the reader to INFER what is happening, telling explains to the reader what is happening. When you show rather than tell, you make the reader part of the experience. Tell: The man is tall. Show: The man ducked as he passed under the door.

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Dialog

A conversation between two or more characters

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Back-Story

The events that have taken place before the action of a story starts that we learn about during the story.

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Life writing

Term used to cover both autobiograhpical and biographical writing.

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Vernacular

When language is 'in the vernacular' it means that the language draws on the everyday, colloquial patterns of speech, as opposed to a more formal style of expression.

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Verisimilitude

The appearance of being true or real.

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Plot

The ordering of events in a story.

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Dialoge

A conversation between two or more characters.