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Writers often are confused, even overwhelmed by the terms of our writer’s craft. Terms like tone, mood, theme, and style can be daunting but must be understood in order to create a compelling story. Let’s look at some basic clarifications regarding these puzzling terms. TONE refers to the writer’s attitude toward his/her story and how through that attitude filter, they convey their story. Their tone assists in creating a mood/atmosphere for the narrative. MOOD is the overall feeling or ambiance that a piece of writing creates within the reader’s mind. Mood is successfully created through the combination of setting, theme, voice and tone. Think of the difference between Snow Falling on Cedars and Fried Green Tomatoes, both layered with distinctively different tone, mood and complex themes...cont To read this full article go to the Writer’s on the Sound website where we’ve published it.
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