Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Know the concept of fiction writing

Fiction writing is any kind of writing that is not factual. Fictional writing most often takes the form of a story meant to convey an author's point of view or simply to entertain. The result of this may be a short story, novel, novella, screenplay, or drama, which are all types of fictional writing styles.

Elements of Fiction
The elements of fiction are given below:
  1. Character
  2. Plot
  3. Setting
  4. Theme
  5. Style

A character is any person, identity, or entity whose existence originates from a fictional work or performance.

A plot, or storyline, is the rendering and ordering of the events and actions of a story, particularly towards the achievement of some particular artistic or emotional effect.

Setting is the time and location in which a story takes place.

Theme is the broad idea, message, or lesson of a story.

Style includes the huge number of choices fiction writers make, consciously or subconsciously, as they create a story. They include the big-picture, strategic choices such as point of view and narrator, but they also include the basic essentials, tactical choices of grammar, punctuation, word usage, sentence and paragraph length and structure, tone, the use of images, chapter selection, titles, etc.,.

The author should create a unique style of writing. The components of style are many, mainly includes the following: point of view, choice of narrator, fiction-writing mode, person and tense, grammar, punctuation, word usage, sentence length and structure, paragraph length and structure, tone, imagery, chapter usage and title selection.

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