The Writer’s Grimoire

A grimoire is a book that lists the names of demons by which they can be summoned and bound to serve. I’m adopting that as a metaphor for this dictionary of writing concepts, some of which I haven’t seen discussed elsewhere, some of which I’m figuring out for myself by writing about them and attaching names to them. Naming a thing gives you power over it. 

As for names, the more evocative the better (hence grimoire, not dictionary). And for definitions, expect rambling personal anecdotes, examples drawn from books and film and hundreds of words of redundant explanation, the better to lodge the concepts in your (and my) mind.

I’ll collect entries here, in alphabetical order, as I write them.

Affordance

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