Monday, August 17, 2009

Symbolism: Does it work in fiction?

Symbolism is a scary word for many readers but they would be surprised that they enjoy it all the time in fiction and naturally in poetry. Symbolism is a wonderful technique to say things without using words, but by creating images and examples using another form of communication.

In the American Christian Ficton Writers's (ACFW)latest newsletter,Afictionado, you can read an article from published novelists on the topic of symbolism.

This month’s question is:
“We all know that symbolism can deepen our stories and give them that something ‘more.’ But, how do you incorporate it into your story?”

Multi-published authors express their views on the subject and provide examples. You might enjoy hearing what they have to say.


Michael said...

Gail, I've been reading your blog for a while now and just wanted to say, "Thanks!" for all the excellent writing tips.

Gail Gaymer Martin said...

Hi Michael - Thanks and I'm always happy to hear the articles are helpful. I'm getting behind because of deadlines of my own but hope to catch up soon. My latest novel, Dad In Training, is in stores now. . .Steeple Hill Love Inspired. Great book for people who love dogs. . .and romance too.

Great writing to you.