Self-Publishing Terms That Start With T

Table Of Contents

A table of contents is a list of the chapters or sections included in a book. It typically appears in the front matter and allows readers to identify and locate specific sections within the book quickly.

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Tagline

A tagline is a short memorable phrase that appears on the front cover of a book, often above or below the title. It typically describes the book's main themes and is designed to quickly capture the reader's attention.

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Target Audience

The target audience refers to the specific group of people that a written work is intended to reach.

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Theme

The theme of a book, poem, or piece of writing refers to its central idea or message.

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Third Person

The third-person point of view is a narrative perspective used in written works. This perspective refers to a narrator who uses pronouns such as "he," "she," or "they."

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Three-act Structure

The three-act structure is a popular story-building template that breaks narratives down into three main components: the setup, the conflict, and the resolution.

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Thriller

The thriller is a popular genre of fiction that typically combines elements of mystery, drama, action, and adventure. Stories in this genre are typically suspenseful, fast-paced, and often involve dangerous or life-threatening situations.

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Traditional Publishing

Traditional publishing is the process of releasing a book or other work through an established publishing house. This typically includes preparing query letters and proposals, sending out copies of one’s manuscript, or working with a literary agent.

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Turning Point

A turning point is a major moment or event that fundamentally changes the course of the story.

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