The characters in the short story "The Ambitious Guest" are a father, a mother named Esther, an eldest daughter who is 17 years old, various younger brothers and sisters, an elderly grandmother and a young man who is des... More »

In the French novel "The Guest," author Albert Camus implies an ambiguous theme that explores how to be hospitable, yet true to personal values and beliefs. The main character, Daru, struggles with his beliefs about Euro... More »

Dinner party themes that guests will love include a casino theme with food and dessert shaped like casino chips, complete with slot games to entertain guests, or a Mardi Gras-themed dinner with masks for each guests, cla... More » Holidays & Celebrations Party Planning Party Themes & Decor

An example of a short anecdote would be the story about a young girl whose mother cut off both ends of a ham at dinner because her mother had always done it that way. When the young girl called her grandmother to ask the... More »

Some valuable pieces of advice for writing a story include developing your protagonist creating suspense and drama through the plot and characters, and showing, not telling. You should also work to create believable dial... More » Education Writing Literary Writing

The main elements of literature are the theme, setting, plot, narrator and characters in a story. Some other elements of literature include the connotation or implied meaning, symbolism and imagery. More » Education Writing Literary Writing

Write a short story by beginning with a memorable first paragraph, developing characters beyond their on-page appearances, setting up a plot, creating tension and conflict, and building to an exciting climax and resoluti... More »