On Being Tense About Tense: What Verb Tense To Write Your Novel In
Time in a story is something we all, readers and writers alike, take for granted. Until we have to deal with it. How often do you actually sit down and think about what verb tense an author writes in? We don’t, right? Not usually. We…
The Ultimate Guide to Dialogue Writing
Is dialogue writing an easier task for playwrights as compared to novel writers? Maybe it is. Because the former don’t have to deal with all elements of a novel to tell their story, they heavily rely on characters for that. Whereas an author has to…
On Being Tense about Tense: Present Tense Narratives in Novels
In our last article about verb tense in stories, we wrote about the things you need to consider while writing a past tense narrative. In this one, we will tell you about how to construct a present tense narrative.
On Being Tense about Tense: Writing a Past Tense Narrative in Novels
Having a brilliant story is not enough. It also needs to be presented in the right way. For example, verb tense throughout your narrative should be consistent. In this article, the first of three about the importance of verb tense in novel writing, we will explore how to write your story in the past tense.
Character Talk: The Foil and The Stock
The stock and the foil: These two characters will be the focus of this article. What is their purpose in the story? How can you develop a foil and choose an appropriate stock character for your story? All this, while we take a look at some of the most memorable characters from both these categories.
How to Create Conflict in Stories
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 Blog Sized Compendium of Worldbuilding for Fiction
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…
How to Write Unforgettable Antagonists
Ever get stuck writing a character? We bet you often do. Creating memorable characters is a challenging task for all writers and conjuring up memorable antagonists is perhaps the most difficult. We’ve already seen the types of characters common to all stories. In this article,…
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