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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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P

Place

A particular part of space, described and identified with certain characteristics and qualities, possibly named, though by no means necessarily real.

Plot

A narrative of events, with the emphasis on causality.

Plot line

The mental map of a plot’s progression.

Point of view

The position from which one character views events.

Political fashion

Where the action centres around a real or invented political scenario, usually nationally or internationally, perhaps taking place in a parliament, or during a political campaign.

Psychological thriller

Where a mood of high tension and excitement is created mainly as the result of psychological drama and dilemma.