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Antagonist (n)
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Humour (n)what makes a situation or a form of entertainment funnyInspiration (n)a sudden feeling of enthusiasm or a new idea that helps you create somethingInspire (v)to give somebody the enthusiasm to do or create somethingIrony (n)an unexpected twist of events, the opposite of what is expectedLiterary language (n)related to the kind of words that are used in stories or poems, and not in normal writingMetaphor (n)a comparison between two unlike objects using a form of 'be'; the comparison does not use the word 'like' or 'as'Motive (n)the reason somebody does somethingOmniscient point of view (n)a story is told by a person who knows all the thoughts, motives and feelings of each characterPlot (n)a series of events that make up the main storyPoint of view (n)the perspective that a story is told fromProtagonist (n)the main character in a story, play or filmRound character (n)the main character who undergoes changes and growth in the storySetting (n)the time and place in which a story happensSimile (n)a comparison between two unlike things that uses the words 'like' or 'as'Storytelling skills (n)the skills to narrate a story naturally and creativelyStory twist (n)it is when the writer misleads the reader with a surprise storyline or by tricking the readerTheme (n)the main subject of a story, e.g., the theme of love and honourVillain (n)the main bad character in a storyUnsung hero (idiom)a hero who has not been praised or recognised, e.g., He was one of the unsung heroes in Hong Kong.Inspiration can strike at any point (idiom)you can be inspired at any timeWriter's block (idiom)a problem that a writer has when he/she cannot start or continue with a piece of writing because he/she has no more ideasKeep someone in suspense (idiom)a feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen, e.g., The story kept me in suspense. I can't wait to finish it.Grab somebody's attention (idiom)to get the attention of somebody, e.g., The villain in the story grabs the reader's attention.Courage (n)The ability to overcome fear, to be braveGenre (n)A particular style used in cinema, writing or artImagination (n)The ability to think of creative and original ideasAppreciate (n)To recognise or understand that something is valuableAuthentic (n)Real, not false or copiedInsight (n)A clear, deep, sometimes sudden understanding of a situationStoryteller (n)Someone who writes, tells or reads storiesWriting about/on (phrasal v)e.g., There is a lot of interesting writing on the subject.Writings (plural n)all the books somebody has written, e.g., The library houses Michael Johnson's writings.Read out (phrasal v)to say the words you are reading so that people can hear them, e.g., You can read out the dialogue to make sure it sounds right.Stuck (adj)unable to solve a problem and continue working, e.g., I am really stuck on this part.On the edge of your seat (idiom)excited and impatient to know what will happen next, e.g., The story kept me on the edge of my seat.adventure (n)冒險autobiography (n)自傳biography (n)傳記detective story (n)偵探故事fairy tale (n)童話fantasy (n)奇幻,魔幻historical novel (n)歷史小說horror (n)驚慄literature (n)文學myth (n)神話philosophical novel (n)哲學小說satire (n)譏諷science fiction (n)科幻小說action-packed (adj)情節豐富的basic elements (n)基本元素character (n)人物,角色climax (n)高潮complication (n)複雜的事情,糾葛conclusion (n)結局conflict (n)衝突dialogue (n)對話fast-paced (adj)節奏明快的narrator (n)敍述者,講述者opening (n)開首point of view (POV) (n)觀點first-person POV (n)第一人稱second-person POV (n)第二人稱third-person POV (n)第三人稱problem (n)問題resolution (n)解決setting (n)背景theme (n)主題author/writer (n)作者book critic (n)書評bookseller (n)書商editor (n)編輯