Literary elements are characteristics common to both oral and written stories. The elements are intrinsic parts of literature, not something an author simply decides to utilize. More »

Some of the literary elements of horror include mood, foreshadowing, surprise, suspense, mystery and humor. Horror stories can also use allegory and serve as moral tales or object lessons. Although most horror stories ha... More »

The seven literary standards are: artistry, suggestiveness, intellectual value, spiritual value, permanence, universality and style. These are a set of characteristics to determine whether or not a work is literary. The ... More »

People can write mystery stories for money by getting their stories accepted in magazines and anthologies (mystery or general fiction, online or print), or publishing them, either via self-publishing or through a publish... More »

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Some examples of narrative text are novels, short stories, news stories, memoirs and biographies. Narrative text encompasses both fiction and non-fiction, and it includes any form of writing that communicates a series of... More »

"Anna Karenina," "The Da Vinci Code," and "Little Women" are all examples of stories told through an omniscient point of view. When using an omnisicient point of view, the narrator is an all-knowing, all-seeing presence ... More »

The five elements of a short story are character, plot, setting, conflict and theme. Short stories are works of fiction that are shorter than novels. More »