Author Archives for Julie Tetel Andresen

Anatomy of Literary Criticism and Romance Novels

Anatomy of Criticism, Part 2

August 11, 2015 7:45 pm Published by 1 Comment

Note: In Anatomy of Criticism Part 1, I open a discussion of Northrup Frye’s key work Anatomy of Criticism (1957). Frye distinguishes among five genres: drama, epic, lyric, history, and novel. In other words, Frye does not have a notion of genre in terms of what we now call genre... read more


Anatomy of Criticism – Part 1

August 4, 2015 1:09 pm Published by 1 Comment

What is the difference between so-called genre fiction and so-called literary fiction? Another way to ask the question is to wonder: When did genre fiction begin to be called genre fiction? The distinction seems so clear these days when you can walk into a library, a bookstore, or search online... read more


The Role of Sanskrit in Philology

July 30, 2015 10:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

How did Sanskrit become the pivotal language in the establishment of the Indo-European languages? In 1778 William Jones, a lawyer in London with a taste for politics, heard the news that one of four Supreme Court judge positions in India was open. The judges were all appointed in England, because... read more


Enriching your story writing by asking questions.

Story Focus: Ask Yourself a Question

July 16, 2015 6:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When I’m writing fiction, I’m always asking myself, “What am I working on?” This question helps me to give my story focus. My first novel, My Lord Roland (affiliate), was set in mid-13th-century England. My goal was to create a reliable first-person narrator. I wanted Marguerite to offer the reader an... read more