Tag: literal and figurative language
The truth and narrative of your story — also known as fabula and syuzhet — work in tandem to provide a satisfying read.
Tropes — cultural references or recurrent themes imbued with shared meaning — can be a staple of storytelling (and a potential path to cliché).
Jewel words are those beautiful words glistening inside a piece of larger text. Along with crux and flavor words, they serve your story and distinguish your writing voice.