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 »

Literary conventions are features or practices of certain genres that readers or audiences understand, recognize and accept as techniques to facilitate the plot. The conventional plot of certain romance novels focuses ar... More »

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 »

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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"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 »

As a literary term, plot refers to the central organizational elements of a story. These elements lend the advancement of the story its structure and its pacing, as well as its twists and turns. Analysts commonly recogni... More »

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