Presentation on theme: "Form Employs organic unity or the harmonious coming together of the Elements of Fiction (Aristotle’s idea) Concerned primarily with narrative/one plot."— Presentation transcript:
Form Employs organic unity or the harmonious coming together of the Elements of Fiction (Aristotle’s idea) Concerned primarily with narrative/one plot Has a beginning, a middle and an end
Elements Character The people who populate the story Setting When and where the story takes place Plot A causal sequence of events during which the story takes place
Elements Tone/Mood The feel set for the narrative, established by the kind of language used Theme The universal truth the narrative contains, as justified by the unison of its elements Point of View 1 st Person 3 rd Person Omniscient Limited
Guidelines Be consistent Keep an outline of events Stick to your POV and your tenses Foreground Always take probability into account when writing Don’t forget to give subtle hints as to what is about to happen Omit unnecessary details
Common Errors Deus Ex Machina “Out of the blue” endings Avoid by: foregrounding Plot Holes Illogical events Avoid by: Keeping an outline Loose Ends Unresolved plot points Avoid by: omiting unnecessary plot points
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