5 Elements of Writing Craft

This is a great post for beginners or anyone who wants to get a better understanding on the elements of story.  Thanks for the insight!

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th-1Writing craft consists of the basic elements that make our story readable. It consists of strategies such as plot, characterization, dialogue, pacing, dramatic structure, and point of view. Here are 5 elements of writing craft with a brief definition of each. In future blog posts I will explore each element in greater depth.

Plot is a roadmap from the beginning of a story to its resolution. It is a sequence of connected, causal events that lead to the final dénouement.

Characterization is the process an author uses to reveal the personality of a character either directly (author description) or indirectly (the reader must infer what the character is like). The descriptions may include how the character speaks, thinks, feels and acts. How others perceive the character as well as his physical appearance are part of characterization.

Dialogue is the way characters communicate. It may be conversation between characters or it…

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