Tricks of the Trade
Let’s Get Back to Basics
-Noun- Person, Place, Thing.
a. Improper Noun- dog, cat, restaurant.
b. Proper Noun- Rocko, Garfield, McDonald's
c. Pronoun- He/She/They
-Verb- Action word.
-Walk, Run, Jump
-Adjective- Describes noun.
Ex. Bill is tall. Tall is the adjective describing Bill(Noun)
-Paragraphs centralize ideas and are much different in fiction and non-fiction.
Fiction: Paragraphs are at the discretion of the writer, but there are some guidelines.
-Change in character, change in setting, change in speaker, change in event, flashback
-Figurative language is the bloodline of writers. Practice every one and see which is your best. Then explore!
Simile- Comparison using “Like” or “As”
Ex. Bill was as small as a cat.
Ex. Bill was small like a cat
Metaphor- Comparison not using “Like” or “As”
Ex. Bill was a small cat.
Personification- Human traits to inanimate things
Ex. The smoke crept through my nose.
Ex. It was hotter than 1,000 suns
Ex. Crack! Pop! Boom!