Humor in realistic fiction

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I find a lot of humor in life and because realistic fiction mirrors real life, I incorporate humor into my stories wherever possible and or appropriate.  I express humor through dialogue, situations and description as in the opening scene

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Themes in realistic fiction: Music

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Music is a theme in both of my previous realistic fiction novels and will be a major theme in my forthcoming novel. In Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, Silvia listens to music while she paints. Music inspires her:  “The music

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Exploring themes in realistic fiction: Technology

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Realistic fiction is a perfect genre for expressing the theme of technology, as technology is so much a part of our every day reality. Silvia, the protagonist of Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, is unique from most other 23 year old

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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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