Friday, August 20, 2010

A Reader's Guide to Author's Jargon 6

Sequel or Sequeling

NOT a second book in a series (a misnomer), but a section, usually at the beginning of a chapter when a character reviews the situation, generally from the previous chapter. Such reviews in situ would soften the effect of the action, but the absence of reaction from the character shallows both character development and the significance of the action.

Edward C. Patterson

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