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Questions 416: Rhetorical Devices

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Ian asks: “Would studying rhetoric help with pacing and craft in fiction?”

Resources Mentioned:

Aristotle
The World’s Last Night: And Other Essays (CS Lewis)
Monsters and Critics and Other Essays (JRR Tolkien)
Shakespeare
John Milton
Edward Allen Poe
Raymond Chandler
Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. A Treatise of Human Nature, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
The Portable Nietzsche
Book of Proverbs
John Steinbeck
John D McDonald
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
William Blake
Percy Blythe Shelley
Mary Shelley
Lord Byron
Mary Wollstonecraft
Essays of EB White
Mark Twain Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches and Essays
Cicero
Speeches That Changed The World
Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Questions 404: Reading (and Writing!) the Comment Section…

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Cathy asks: “I’m writing an epistolary novel in the form of a blog format, and want to include comments as a sort of chorus. How can I do this and add to the story?”

Resources Mentioned:

Night Calls, The City of Dreams

Questions 398: Concise Mythopoetics

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Ian asks:  “I’m enjoying a previously mentioned resource for mythopoetics, but find it a bit rambling. Are there other, more concise sources on the topic?”

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Resources Mentioned

The Golden Bough
Mircea Elliade
Tryggve Mettinger
Creative Mythology
Hero With a Thousand Faces