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Thematic Devices: Show Us What You’ve Got!

This week we looked at metaphorical devices: symbols, motifs and allegory.  Let’s see if we can develop some symbolism for the one-liners we’ve got going: Continue reading

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Metaphorical Devices: How the Masters Do It

We’re looking at Metaphorical Devices this week.  Here are some examples of how the masters use them… Continue reading

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Thematic Metaphors: Symbols, Motifs, and Allegory

Today we are looking at how to show our theme and thematic premise through the use of metaphoric literary devices.  I’ve been waiting for this week.  I think this aspect of the craft is super fun, both to read and to write, and I’m excited to wrap my brain around it.  Let’s get to it… Continue reading

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Clones: How the Masters Use Them

Some stories seem to lend themselves to lots of clones, others not so much.  These are the clones examples I’ve noticed in the books I’ve read lately. Continue reading

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Clones: Variations on Theme Through Character

One way of showing theme and thematic premise is through comparing and contrasting the main character’s thematic traits with those of supporting characters. Characters who serve this function are often referred to as Continue reading

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Premise: Let’s see what you’ve got!

So, last week we sussed out possible themes of our working one-liners and concepts.  Let’s see if we can expand those themes into rough, working premisesContinue reading

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Premise: How the masters do it

So, we’re filling out the Master Premise Tool we developed on Monday: Continue reading

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Premise: What is it?

Theme. Theme Statement. Moral Premise. Controlling Idea. Armature.

There are lots of names for the tool we’re looking at today. And you should probably brace yourselves because the masters have a lot to say about it Continue reading

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Theme: Show us what you’ve got!

So, let’s see if we can suss out the themes of our working one-liners and concepts. Continue reading

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Theme: What the masters write about

So, what themes, what one-word topics do the masters write about? Continue reading

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