A Glossary of Terms

Today I came across a page entitled A Glossary of Terms Used in Critiquing Science Fiction, which I’d assume also apply to fantasy writing. It’s particularly interesting if you’re aspiring to be the next Tolkien or Salvatore, since if critics mention something often enough that they have a “term” for it, it’s something you want to be aware of (either to avoid, or to make use of). If you’re a DM who likes to tell a story with his ongoing game, you might also like to read this list and see what you can glean from it.