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EPISTOLARY WRITING IN FICTION : A TALE OF TWO JOURNALS

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When I started outlining my drafts for my work in progress werewolf novel During the Blue Hour. I decided  to use epistolary writing for some of my scenes.

Epistolary writing is where  the novel  is written in  mostly documents which include  letters and journal entries. The most popular example of epistolary  writing in fiction was in 1897 when Dracula was published. 

Bram Stoker the author of Dracula  uses  not only one  type of epistolary writing but three; letters , journal entries and newspaper clippings to tell  the story of Dracula and how he tried to move to England and   interacted with Van Helsing. There are letters between two other characters as well.

And another cool  thing is that Dracula is not even the first example of  epistolary  writing .  The earliest  known example is a  book  written  in 1740  called Pamela .  This book is told through letters about a  girl  who is a maid and sends the letters to her parents.

So there you go epistolary  writing  is  mostly compilation  of  letters  between characters .

In my  work in progress I  use journal entries  that my main character Sirena  writes to her  missing  father about her everyday  life  and what is going on in her society .  But that is not the only journal  there is in my novel.  There  is also  the journal  of her father . These two journals play  an important  part in my  novel because without the  two journals  we  would  not know my  main character  in the same way  if I didn’t  have her writing those entries . And through her father’s  journal  not only  will my character but the  reader will  find out things  about  her father  and the  werewolves as a  whole.

So  it’s a lot of information and  basically  a tale  of  two journals  that  will ultimately explore the truth ,  hopes and dreams  of the  two related  characters .   

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HAVE YOU EXPLORED  THE EPISTOLARY WRITING  IN YOUR NOVEL  OR  READ  A NOVEL THAT  USES  IT ?

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