I overcame my writer's block and was actually able to: power edit a chapter that's plagued me, finished my new thumbnail, come up with better ideas for the chapter i'm finishing up now, and smooth out my outline for my rising action. So I was thinking and wanted to know this from yall.
What story do you think your story is like, linear or non linear? Is your story told mainly from the POV of one or a few protagonists from beginning to end, or is it told from a series of flashbacks?
Also, what literary devices do you use a lot in your story?
Allusion-referring to a person, place or thing in the real world
Diction-choice of words or style to convey your message
Alliteration-same letters or sound at beginning of words
Allegory-abstract ideas are described using characters, events or other elements
Colloquialism-words, phrases that are used in everyday speech (slang)
Euphemism-any terms that refer to something impolite
Irony-contract between expectant situation and reality
Flashbacks- narrator goes back in time for a specific scene
Foreshadowing-place elements within writing that give clues about what will happen
Imagery-use of visually descriptive or figurative language in writing
Juxtaposition- placing contrasting elements next to one another to emphasize one of both scenes
Metaphor/simile- comparing two things not alike and replaces word with another word/compares two things not alike and replaces word with another word but uses “like” or “as”
Personification-give human like qualities to non human elements
Onomatopoeia- word that shows the sound you make
Symbolism-use if situation or element to represent a large message, idea, or concept
Tone-something that conveys the narrator’s opinion, attitude, or feeling about what is written
Mine is mostly linear, with a few flashbacks here and there to create foreshadowing. I also made a lot of parallels to things that happened in the past to make make my story more cohesive and have some things come full circle (cycle of life is one of the main themes of my story)
As far as literary devices, the first part of my story is mainly dramatic irony. My MC doesn't know about his past or where he came from, but the audience does, though not the how (yet). Also, I use a lot of imagery to make it as visual as possible. These latest chapters i'm writing have a lot of juxtaposition, because what's a good drama without a whirlwind of emotions? There will also be quite a bit of symbolism, not in objects but in people.