The value of realistic fiction for readers

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Realistic fiction deals with the challenges, dilemmas and joys of everyday life and enables readers to find themselves in story; to question how they would respond to a particular situation or choice; to ponder their reaction to an event; to put

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Dimensional characters in realistic fiction

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I wrote my first story when I was ten years old.  It was called The Magic Pen. This story was about a pen, that when used, created stories and poetry without the use of any human input as if a sacred power came through the ink of the pen. I

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Irony and theme in realistic fiction

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The use of irony in realistic fiction is very effective for reinforcing themes. In Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, Silvia is always running to the next place and this rushing through her life actually slows her down. This rushing is an

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Character development in realistic fiction

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My characters really came alive for me when they began surprising me by doing things that I had not planned. In order for me to create such dimensional characters, I had to know them, and to know them, I had to figure out several details about

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Writing about realistic fiction

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This week, Discovery of an Eagle has been featured in Kirkus Reviews Books to Discover section. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/proconnect/books-to-discover/ Both Discovery of an Eagle and Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees are works

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