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A Glossary of terms relating to Creative Writing


Shakespeare U174_1 Glossary

This glossary includes many key terms discussed in this unit that are relevant to the authoring and creative writing process.

Browse the glossary using this index

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Causality

Causality or causation denotes the relationship between one event (called cause) and another event (called effect) which is the consequence (result) of the first.

Character

A fictional person, with a specific identity and recognisable traits, depicted in a novel or drama.

Crime

Allied to mystery or murder mystery genres, ‘crime’ presents a story involving crime, the police and the law.