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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Glossary of Creative Writing Terms

Am I using a word you don't know, or--much more likely--using a word in a WAY that you're pretty sure isn't quite what it means in everyday usage? Fiction writers use a lot of terms (like "setting as kinetic landscape") that sort of SOUND like they might be English but probably need some explanation. As I start to introduce terms, I'll keep a running list here for reference with a quick definition and a link back to the post where I originally explained the idea.  Or if you just want a cheap laugh or two.

There is considerable overlap between creative writing terms and literary terms. The terms I use almost exclusively to refer to creative writing concepts and that I don't often hear used as literary terms I have underlined.  Also, though some literary terms must be included in a creative writing glossary, this is not a literary glossary, and it won't cover the more esoteric literary terms.

Creative Writing Terms- A-E
Creative Writing Terms- F-J
Creative Writing Terms- K-O
Creative Writing Terms- P-S
Creative Writing Terms- T-Z

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