Author's Tools

what authors use that most do not notice

Literature concepts, like theme and symbols, can be difficult for beginners to find. Especially true, if they are not used to thinking of those abstract themes day-by-day.


So let’s be more specific in how to start good discussion on novels with explaining an author's set of special tools: 


1. Patterns

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2. Side Characters

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3. Settings and Places 

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4. Non-humans

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5. Styles of Writing

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These are just a few suggestions on where to start in a novel study discussion. Typically the first things said will lead to more ideas and points in other aspects of the novel. A good English writer will follow up on those ideas and see where they end up in. 

 

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