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01161--What is Psychological Fiction?




What is Psychological Fiction?

Psychological Fiction is an offshoot of realism, psychological fiction largely ignores dramatic action to focus on the inner life of its characters.  Psychological fiction emphasizes:
 • characters’ thoughts, feelings, and impressions
 • the hidden motivations for characters’ actions
 • the presence of internal conflict
A technique closely associated with this kind of fiction is stream of consciousness, which presents the random flow of thoughts and sensations in a character’s mind. 




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