The Watson Conundrum
- Riddles: Sherlockian, Joycean, Freudian "eye.". TANAKA, Tomoyuki // Word Ways: The Journal of Recreational Linguistics;Nov2011, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p281
The author discusses solving riddles. He talks about finding a solution to an old riddle associated with one of Sherlock Holmes stories entitled "The Man With the Twisted Lip." He cites several articles previously featured in the publication that offered answers to the riddles included in the...
- Purposeful Movement among People and Places: The Sense of Home in Ursula K. Le Guin's Fiction for Children and Adults. Cadden, Mike // Extrapolation (Kent State University Press);Winter2000, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p338
Reports the dialogic and purposeful movement of multiple characters among various places in fiction books. Maintenance of the dynamic relationship between characters; Importance of movement and place; Dialogue between sites and people.
- EDITORIAL. Van Gelder, Gordon // Fantasy & Science Fiction;Oct/Nov2000, Vol. 99 Issue 4/5, p6
Editorial. Comments on the attributes of a mythical omnicompetent man, a usual character in short stories.
- A vital tool for creating characters: A timeline helps your understanding of motivation and behavior. Lindop, Laurie // Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.);Feb2006, Vol. 119 Issue 2, p24
This article offers step-by-step instructions on creating the characters of a story. It suggests the creation of a timeline, consideration of forces that impact a character regarding his different firsts and the provision of history on the passions of a character. INSET: Filling in the past.
- Creating short fiction from character:... Nevai, L. // Writer;Jan89, Vol. 102 Issue 1, p11
Discusses the importance of fully conceived characters when writing a story, and gives five rules for rewriting and editing drafts to keep the story, and characters, in focus.
- IN CELEBRATION OF THE SHORT STORY. PERCY, BENJAMIN // Esquire;Feb2013, Vol. 159 Issue 2, p30
The article presents the author's views on reading short stories which only supplies the most important parts of character and narrative and demands focus
- HUNILLA AND OBERLUS: AMBIGUOUS COMPANIONS. Moses, Carole // Studies in Short Fiction;Summer85, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p339
Examines the ambiguous characterization of Hunilla and Oberlus in the eighth and ninth sketches of Melville's short story 'The Encantadas.' Plot of the story; Stylistic analysis of the work; Influence on readers.
- The Sum of Their Parts: Linked Stories. Pearl, Nancy; Freeman, Iva // Library Journal;5/1/2003, Vol. 128 Issue 8, p176
Introduces a collection of linked short stories. Basis of appeal including the fleshing out of characters.
- Bob apologises for how he treated Janet. // Woman's Day (Australian Consolidated Press);7/4/2005, Vol. 57 Issue 25, p88
Presents a chapter of the short story "The Middletons," which deals with the funeral with one of its characters.