Writing with Expression

Want to give life to your writing?

In an earlier post I discussed Tropes and their technical writing terms. After reading Kristen Lamb’s post on story structure I became fascinated with their use and a link she provided to tvtropes.org.

Full Definition of TROPE

  1. a word or expression used in a figurative sense: figure of speech
  2. a common or overused theme or device: cliché
  3. The use of a word or expression in a different sense from that which properly belongs to it; the use of a word or expression as changed from the original signification to another, for the sake of giving life or emphasis to an idea; a figure of speech.

Tvtropes.org explains – a trope can be a plot trick, a setup, a narrative structure, a character type, a linguistic idiom… you know it when you see it. Tropes are not inherently disruptive to a story; however, when the trope itself becomes intrusive, distracting the viewer rather than serving as shorthand, it has become a cliché.

Who knew tropes could be so helpful with scenes?

Need help with a story arc? A scene situation?

Find some puzzle pieces to help you flesh out the picture.

Your only limited by your imagination.

This is a fascinating, fun website that provides tips and help with story arcs in every genre a writer can think of. Careful, don’t get lost.

Who knew there were so many types of love scenes? 

Thanks Kristen for the link. I hope you’ll have as much fun as I did exploring how to give life to your writing.

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