Tag: detail

  • Unexpected Detail In Fiction

    Unexpected Detail In Fiction

    Some of the most powerful details in fiction are the ones we don’t expect. We might call this ironic detail, or perhaps we should just stick with ‘surprise’. Good stories are all about surprise. A huge amount of information about character and backstory can be conveyed through small detail. Sarah Waters Good writing is specific writing, and specific writing is…

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  • The Electric Grandmother and Resonant Imagery

    The Electric Grandmother is basically a Twilight Zone episode for kids. The teleplay (and a short story adaptation of “I Sing The Body Electric”) was written by Ray Bradbury, and was later remade by the Disney Channel as a full-length Made for TV movie called “The Electric Grandmother”. TV Tropes The Twilight Zone for a contemporary audience is of course Black…

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