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Start writing fiction

Tuesday, 7 Dec 2021, 03:14
Site: OpenLearn
Course: Start writing fiction (A174_1)
Glossary: A Glossary of terms relating to Creative Writing
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Fairy tale

Often drawing on myths handed down orally through the world’s various different cultures, fairy tales feature a number of recognisable formulae and character ‘types’. A ‘fairy-tale’ ending is meant to imply a happy ending to a story, however this isn’t always the case, and often a fairy tale evokes a complex moral lesson.

Family saga

Where the story focuses on the activities and histories of one or more families, shown over time, often related in a series of lined novels, dealing with different periods in the family’s history.
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