CHAPTER19

The Collective Book of Essays/Stories

In This Chapter

  • Shared plot elements
  • Scene and summarization similarities
  • Shared use of background information and flashback
  • Similarities in prosody

Whether you’re organizing a collection of fiction (stories) or nonfiction (essays) content for a book, you face many of the same challenges. What’s more, because every writer is unique in his or her knowledge, experience level, personality, writing ability, and the way they approach a project, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach that might work for you.

However, as with poetry collections (see Chapter 18), you can consider a few similarities in ...

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