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.
Types of Characters in Fiction
“What drives a novel, plot or characters?” Well, that isn’t an easy question to answer for any writer, editor, or serious reader. There is a whole lot that drives a story of a novel apart from those two aspects. But we aren’t going to get…
Essential Tips for Writing Multiple POV Novels
Many popular fiction books tell their stories through multiple points of views (POVs). Readers widely consume it. Widely written? Not so much. That is because telling your story through numerous POV involves tricky work and it could go horribly wrong if you do not know…
4 Online Publishing Platforms To Boost Your Readership
Thanks to social media, everyone has an audience now. From content creators who started small on Vine and graduated to Youtube, to microbloggers on Twitter catapulting their way to publishing books and inspiring TV shows. The digital space has given all creatives a huge platform…
Short stories: Do’s and don’ts
Where else does the phrase “Less is more” fit more perfectly than in relation to short stories? Well, hundreds of other contexts in the modern world, yes! But the origins of the phrase can be drawn back to the golden era (mid-nineteenth century until 1917)…
Your next career move – Part-time writing
You want to write a book, being an author has been your lifelong dream. But life got in the way, and now you’re stuck with your job and daily chores. Making time to write amidst your daily grind seems impossible. Don’t hang your gloves already….
What ESL students can learn from ESL writers
For anyone who’s looked up recommendations for must-read books, Lolita (1955) by Vladimir Nabokov is a common sighting. This novel is a cornerstone in the English literature world. Such is the impact his first work in English has garnered over the years. His first nine…
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