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Guidelines for writing Poems, Stories and Tales

Name of writing style or structure of novel that is in non-chronological order

But if a narrative is not chronological, it’s anachronic, and if it follows multiple characters, it’s heterodiegetic. So maybe heterodiegetic anachrony is the term you’re looking for. What is non-chronological in literature? A nonchronological narrative is a narrative technique in which the storyline is told out of chronological order. Instead of starting at the earliest […]

How does one go about writing “official” fanfiction?

Can you get in trouble for writing fanfiction? Fanfiction in its originality can be said to be a violation of copyright laws. Fanfiction makes use of settings and characters curled out from an original work of fiction work. It creates an unoriginal work. All these it does is classified as illegal according to copyright law. […]

Copyright of screens/movie posters

Is there copyright on movie posters? The image source of copyrighted posters is legally irrelevant. You have no obligation to obtain permission from or give credit to the image source, although you may voluntarily choose to do so. Almost all pre-1964 movie posters and some 1964-1977 movie posters have fallen into the public domain. Are […]

How to make a list enjoyable to read?

How to Create a Reading List What kind of list are you creating? … Write it down. … Add books you’ve always wanted to read but never got around to. … Add books you’d like to reread. … Add books related to your interests and hobbies. … Add a few classics. … Ask family and […]

Defining a Prologue

Definition of prologue 1 : the preface or introduction to a literary work. 2a : a speech often in verse addressed to the audience by an actor at the beginning of a play. b : the actor speaking such a prologue. 3 : an introductory or preceding event or development. What should a prologue include? […]

Can you add worldbuilding footnotes in your novel?

Can I use footnotes in a novel? As you can see, footnotes aren’t just for research essays or complicated, facts-based nonfiction. Use them to create alternative dimensions. Add them to immerse the reader into your short story’s textures. Weave them in to make your fiction more believable. Why do authors add footnotes? Footnotes are notes […]

Dialogue alternatives questions

What are alternative questions examples? Forming alternative questions Are we eating in or out this evening? (answer: We’re eating in. or We’re eating out.) Does she work in the city or in the suburbs? (answer: She works in the city. or She works in the suburbs.) Will they buy a house or rent somewhere? (answer: […]

Is a Critique Group More Often Helpful or Not When Writing a First Draft?

Are critique groups worth it? Critique groups are invaluable for writers. If no one ever critiques our work, how do we improve? But I always say I learn even more from critiquing than being critiqued. I have learned what other writers notice when they read. What does a critique group do? These are groups of […]

Protecting your idea when working with another author

Copyrights cover “original works of authorship” that the author fixes in a tangible form (written on paper, typed on computer, scribbled by crayon on a napkin, etc.). In other words, it protects the specifics of your book after it’s written. No one can steal, reprint or profit from your work without your consent. How do […]