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Types of "Texture" in Creative Writing

Types of "Texture" in Creative Writing

Author: Gregory Melo
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Tutorial

Welcome!

Hey Guys!

Thanks for tuning into my tutorial on the types of "textures" one can use in a creative work!

We will be covering the following in this tutorial:

-Dialogue

-Figures of Speech

-Imagery

Dialogue: The good and the bad

Here are a few great lines of dialogue.
Note to yourself:
You may have no idea what is happening in a piece of dialogue. But that is not the main point. The dialogue's main objective is to bring the reader to the action. You want the reader to be in the moment. Or at least feel a connection to your work. Dialogue can help do this.

Dialogue example in a memoir

It is very easy to use dialogue to keep the reader entertained. And it also has the bonus of being able to help with the pacing of your piece. 

http://www.screencast.com/t/d4HRo1m9xJ

What is a figure of speech?

A brief description:http://screencast.com/t/SW0YTVLKsZ

 

Some examples of Figures of Speech

These are a few common forms of figures of speech. Figures of speech are very easy to input into a piece. They can be used to bring amusing comparisons or sprinkle witty lines into otherwise serious storytelling. Or they can even make funny anecdotes even funnier. They are yours to create with.

Intro to Imagery

You just learned that imagery is a type of figure of speech. Though it is also something that can really be built upon as well. Imagery is any type of description that engages the readers senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, or touch. These sorts of relationships between descriptions can bring the reader into your work even more as they have something to relate to. Take a look at this piece by William Wordsworth. 

 

http://screencast.com/t/LSgh6MW5

The senses

Here are a couple specific examples of imagery. I have asked you to think of how taste would be used. Take a few minutes here. Grab a fruit, or some chips, maybe even a dessert. Describe how that feels and tastes in your mouth. Whats the texture? These terms will be important to identify taste. 

 

http://screencast.com/t/fKvof7o5

Wrap-up!

Please answer the following questions to display what you have learned. We will go over any lingering questions tomorrow and go more in depth in relation to how you can use these devices in your memoirs!