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Writing Fiction. The 5 Elements of Fiction. Plot Character Setting Point of View Style. The 5 Elements of Fiction. Plot – Character Setting Point of View Style. the major events that move the action in the narrative, usually in cause-effect relation. The 5 Elements of Fiction. Plot

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The 5 Elements of Fiction

Plot

Character

Setting

Point of View

Style

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The 5 Elements of Fiction

Plot–

Character

Setting

Point of View

Style

the major events that move the action in the narrative, usually in cause-effect relation.

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The 5 Elements of Fiction

Plot

Character –

Setting

Point of View

Style

Person/people the story follows. Distinguish between flat and round characters.

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The 5 Elements of Fiction

Plot

Character

Setting –

Point of View

Style

Combo. Of place, historical time, culture, etc. that provides the general background for the characters and plot.

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The 5 Elements of Fiction

Plot

Character

Setting

Point of View –

Style

First, second, or third person. Third comes in limited and omniscient.

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The 5 Elements of Fiction

Plot

Character

Setting

Point of View

Style –

Author’s choice of diction (word choice), syntax (arrangement of words), & more.

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Plot

  • Kurt Vonnegut’s Shapes of Stories
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Character

  • Flat Characters –
  • Round Characters

Two-dimensional characters that are relatively uncomplicated and do not change throughout the course of a work.

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Character

  • Flat Characters
  • Round Characters –

Complex characters who are complex and undergo development, sometimes to the surprise of the reader.

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Character

  • How to create round characters
    • Speech (dialect, accent, etc.)
    • Thoughts
    • Actions
    • Physical Appearance
    • Effect on other characters
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Setting

  • Historical Time
  • Geographic Location
  • Culture
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Point of View

  • First
  • Second
  • Third person (limited and omniscient)
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Style

  • Tone
  • Diction (word choice)
  • Syntax
    • Sentence
  • All of this creates the author’s VOICE
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Style

Style

  • The importance of body language:
  • Eye contact
  • Posture
  • Facial expressions
  • Proximity to others
  • Hands/Arms/Legs movement
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Writing Activity

Write a conversation in which none of the characters are speaking (i.e. NO DIALOGUE), focusing on their body language.

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