Writer’s Glossary

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I’ll never be a writer if I don’t even know what an acronym is.

Ever been at a writing group or just chatting with people and they’ve used a literary term you don’t understand, but are too embarrassed to ask? Then you’ve come to the right place.

The writer’s glossary offers short definitions of terms applied to all kinds of writing.

Keep checking in, and, if you know a term you’d like to see on the list below, add it to the comments and we’ll try to include it.

Glossary

Antagonist
Anti-hero
Bildungs roman
Character Arc
Cliche
Denouement
Deus ex Machina
Epistolary
Foreshadowing
Flashback
Hang a Lantern on it
Info Dump
Leitmotif
Literary Fiction
Killing Your Darlings
Magical Negro
Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Mary Sue
POV (Point of View)
Prose
Protagonist
Purple prose
Requiem Fantasy
Red shirt
Story Arc
Synopsis
Three Act Structure
Voice
Urban fantasy
WIP

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