Tag Archives: character

Glints of Light on Broken Glass: the Art of Showing in Writing

Some of the first things new writers are told is to write what you know, and to show, and not tell. Russian playwright and author Anton Checkhov is credited with having said “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meet the Revenant

My name is Zulu. I died when I was thrown from a horse on my way to elope with my girl. Then I woke up. I haven’t aged a day since. Before long I realized I had super powers–incredible speed, … Continue reading

Posted in The Revenant | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Literary Devices from A to Z – Brought to you by the letter Y

      is for Young Adult       Young adult (YA) novels are novels that appeal to adolescents and teenagers. In YA the main character is usually a pre-teen or teen and theme is often emphasized over the … Continue reading

Posted in A to Z Challenge, Alice, The Revenant, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Literary Devices from A to Z – Brought to you by the letter J

      is for Juxtaposition       Juxtaposition is when two opposing and parallel characters, plot lines, images or themes are compared for the purpose of “etching out a character in detail, creating suspense or lending a rhetorical … Continue reading

Posted in A to Z Challenge, The Revenant, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment