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Narrative perspective

There is one final thing to consider in this context: the voice, or perspective narrating the events of the novel. Because sometimes the narration, while appearing to be from a …

Environment and character

In the previous step we looked at how Flaubert uses setting to impart certain things about a particular character’s mindset. Other authors’ use of setting works in a different direction: …

JTB Fiction Winner

The winner for 2019 was announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 17th August 2019. In this step, you’ll find a short video and an interview with the winning …

Introduction to plot

Plot is often the aspect of a novel we think of first. In this introductory video, Dr Alex Lawrie outlines some of concepts we’ll be focusing on this week, such …

JTB Biography Winner

The winner for 2019 was announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 17th August 2019. In this step, you’ll find a short video and an interview with the winning …