Elements of Fiction (88)

Element 88: Inspiration

I believe that Inspiration is an element that is shared by writer and reader. When writing is going well, when words fall from the clouds and bounce just right, that’s inspiration, and the reader, infected by this delight feels inspired as well. By memory as fictional element I primarily think of flashbacks. It’s an often used technique or device, but not much commented on.

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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.