Posts Tagged ‘human action’

  • Characterization

    September 19th, 2012 | Characterization, Literary trivia | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    If plot is the skeleton upon which the meat of your story hangs, then characters are surely the heart and soul. Characterization is the art of presenting the people who populate your story. Characterization is, in essence, nothing more — or less — than the depiction of motive (a word, incidentally, that comes from the […]

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  • Top Ten Best Novels You’ve Never Heard Of

    Top Ten Best Novels You’ve Never Heard Of

    March 4th, 2012 | Best Novels | journalpulp | 78 Comments

    Or perhaps you have. Yet the following list, laid out in no particular order (with the exception of Number 1), is relatively obscure: Nothing is as it seems under the sharp western sun. After recovering from an enigmatic and near-fatal illness, Gasteneau, a man with an iron will, glimpses something so extraordinary and so horrific […]

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  • Pacing, Plot, Purposeful Action, And Human Values

    Pacing, Plot, Purposeful Action, And Human Values

    February 16th, 2012 | Pacing, Plot | journalpulp | 14 Comments

    Life is an unceasing sequence of single actions, said Ludwig von Mises. And so, in many ways, is plot. But, unlike life, plot is selective — and what that means, among other things, is that the author is the selector. The author chooses the actions his characters undertake. This, incidentally, is one of the primary […]

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