The HORROR Formula Style Style in literature is the literary element that describes the ways that the author uses words — the author's word choice, sentence structure, figurative language, and sentence arrangement all work together to establish mood, images, and meaning in the text. Style describes how the author describes events, objects, and ideas. Body Horror is horror fiction in which the horror is principally derived from the graphic destruction or degeneration of the body. Such works may deal with disease, decay, parasitism, mutilation, or mutation. Other types of body horror include unnatural movements, or the anatomically incorrect placement of limbs to create 'monsters' out of human body parts. Ex. The Fly, Frankenstein Comedy Emphasis is on the humorous takes of the event. With over the top expression in this manner. Faux Documentary Where fictional events are presented in documentary style to create a parody. Ex. The Blair Witch Project Mystery Mystery is a genre of fiction in which a detective, either an amateur or a professional, solves a crime or a series of crimes. Detective stories rely on logic. Ex. Steven King Psychological The scientific study of mental functions and behaviours. This style taps into the mind. Suspense Is a combination of anticipation and the uncertainty dealing with the chance of the future. Ex. Alfred Hitchcock, Poe Visually Unique Über visual writing. Ex. Poe Modes of Writing the variety, conventions, and purposes of the major kinds of writing. • Expository writing is a type of writing where the purpose is to explain, inform, or even describe. • Persuasive writing is to prove the validity of an idea, or point of view, by presenting sound reasoning, discussion, and argument that thoroughly convince the reader. • Descriptive is to re-create, invent, or visually present a person, place, event, or action so that the reader can picture that which is being described. • Narration is to tell a story or narrate an Conflict The struggle between the protagonist and the antagonist. Self vs. Nature Self vs. Self Self vs. Society Self vs. Character Self vs. Fate Character Who, and what unique traits do they bring to my story.