Literature

Three Essential Writing Techniques from Stoker’s Dracula and the Epistolary Narrative

An analysis of the epistolary narrative for a novel and how Bram Stoker’s writing style can inspire writers [Spoilers]

…Epistolary writing is still used to this day for the sake of worldbuilding and characterization in roleplay video games, films, and other fictional works, proving there is still value to the way audiences see a letter, a journal entry, a news article, and other snippets of information. Bram Stoker wrote Dracula as a complex collection of documents, creating a more modified version of the epistolary form. There are essential techniques a fiction writer can reference from Stoker’s horror classic…

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