A magnifying glass spies footprints, which represents our search for the five elements of a short story.

5 Key Elements of a Short Story

  • calenderNov 15, 2022
  • calender5 min read

The five elements of short stories make them the best starting point for novice writers. They’re short and fairly simple, so the writer gets a chance to focus on the plot, character, and theme.

letter writing

How To Write Better Letters In Your Novel

  • calenderSep 09, 2022
  • calender4 min read

When it comes to writing a letter in a novel in 2022, the conventions change drastically. So if you’re writing a letter in your novel, we’ve got some tips to help you out!

worldbuilding

A Blog Sized Compendium of Worldbuilding for Fiction

  • calenderAug 30, 2022
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What do Middle-Earth, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Panem have in common?

Lord of the Rings, Marvel and The Hunger Games have, undoubtedly, alluring storylines. But one of the biggest reasons that they are iconic is that they are set in very memorable worlds.

The clash of Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy as an example of foil characters.

What Are Foil and Stock Characters? Easy Examples from Harry Potter

  • calenderAug 17, 2022
  • calender4 min read

The foil and stock characters are the focus of this article. What is their purpose in the story? How can you develop a character foil and choose an appropriate stock character for your story?

Two pencils fight on an open book, denoting how to create conflict in a story using different types of conflict.

How to Create Powerful Conflict in Your Story | Useful Examples

  • calenderAug 17, 2022
  • calender5 min read

In this article, you will learn about how and why conflict is crucial in all stories. We also discuss the steps to be followed to create genuine conflict.

A girl dreams about how to write a story in the past tense.

How to Write a Novel in Past Tense? 3 Steps & Examples

  • calenderAug 16, 2022
  • calender5 min read

Writing a brilliant story starts with selecting the correct narrative tense. Is your story more suited to the present tense or the past? In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know while writing a novel in the past tense.

Dialogue Writing

How to Write Dialogue: 7 Rules, 5 Tips & 65 Examples

  • calenderJul 28, 2022
  • calender8 min read

Terrific dialogue isn’t just important when writing fiction, it’s essential. To win a book deal, and for your readers to keep coming back to your next book, you need to deliver superb dialogue in every scene!

A writer stares ahead at a path that branches out into three paths, each bearing the name plot. The writer is wondering how to write a powerful plot.

How to Write a Powerful Plot in 12 Steps

  • calenderJul 28, 2022
  • calender8 min read

Writing a book does not sustain only on a story. You have to write a plot to structure your story to make it more effective. Find all that you need to know about the plot and how to write one, here.

A hero fights a giant dragon with the words crisis, adventure, and resolution written on a volcanic landscape. This represents the hero's journey in a novel or a story.

Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey: Worksheet & Examples

  • calenderJul 08, 2022
  • calender8 min read

Are there 17 steps in the hero’s journey, or 12, or 8? Let’s visit Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth, study some examples of the heroic quest, and find out how you can write memorable heroes.

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