A Glossary of terms relating to Creative Writing
This glossary includes many key terms discussed in this unit that are relevant to the authoring and creative writing process.
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A written or spoken account of a series of events. The part of a literary work that deals with events and action, rather than dialogue.
A short novel of between approximately 20,000 and 45,000 words.
Literally, to know everything.
A particular part of space, described and identified with certain characteristics and qualities, possibly named, though by no means necessarily real.
The mental map of a plot’s progression.
Point of view
The position from which one character views events.
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.