Elements of Fiction (29)

Element 29: Language

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Language is an element of fiction like oxygen is an element of air. Literally. Whatever else you do, what other tools of craft you deploy, without words, i.e., language, you’re obviously going nowhere.

Most writers are very aware of this and many of them have shared their thoughts on the subject. So let’s dig in.

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Ulf Wolf

Ulf Wolf

Raised by trolls in northern Sweden, now settled on the California coast a stone’s throw south of the Oregon border. Here I meditate and write. Wolfstuff.com.