• 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