Appeal Term:  Pacing

 

 

·        breakneck

·        compelling

·        deliberate

·        densely written

·        easy

·        engrossing

·        fast paced

·        leisurely paced

·        measured

·        relaxed

·        stately

·        unhurried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appeal term:  Characters or Characterization

 

·        detailed

·        distant

·        dramatic

·        eccentric

·        evocative

·        faithful

·        familiar

·        intriguing secondary characters

·        introspective

·        lifelike

·        multiple points of view

·        quirky

·        realistic

·        recognizable

·        series  characters

 

 

 

·        vivid

·        well developed

·        well drawn

Appeal Term:  Story Line

 

·        action oriented

·        character centered

·        complex

·        domestic

·        episodic

·        violent

·        family centered

·        gentle

·        inspirational

·        issue oriented

·        layered

·        multiple plotlines

·        mystical

·        mythic

·        open-ended

·        plot centered

·        plot twists

 

 

  • resolved ending
  • rich and famous
  • strong language
  • thought-provoking
  • tragic

 

Appeal Term:  Atmosphere/Tone

 

·        bittersweet

·        bleak

·        contemporary

·        darker tone

·        detailed setting

·        edgy

·        exotic

·        foreboding

·        gritty

·        hard edged

·        heartwarming

·        humorous

·        lush

·        magical

·        melodramatic

·        menacing

·        mystical

·        nightmare tone

 

·        political

·        psychological

·        romantic

·        stark

·        suspenseful

·        timeless

·        upbeat

·        urban

 

Appeal terms by Joyce Saricks
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