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.
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.
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, let’s take a look at […]
We live in the golden age of TV. This decade has been hailed as “Peak TV” for television, as every show on air is a gripping spectacular, with viewers confused over what not to watch. There is new and exciting content across all genres. It would take years to finish […]
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) of short stories. Anton Chekhov, […]
We’ve spoken at great length about the different types of editing, the differences between editing and proofreading, as well as the importance of both. Now to tackle yet another difference, let us take a look at why editing non-fiction is very different from editing a work of fiction. Most people tend […]
Find out what is the hero’s journey about, how can a writer create a hero from an ordinary character and how can you craft it in your book.
Which grammar ghosts scare your editor the most? The ones that come too often to be ignored – and go on to become an editor’s pet peeve. While they love their job on most days, on others, some mistakes force them to reconsider. If you’re an editor, your soul […]
DISCLAIMER: This article isn’t about overcoming writer’s block, but about skipping it altogether and journeying to a promised land full of inspiration and words. Let it pass. I think it should be safe to assume that your brain is refusing to supply you with words if you’ve ended up here. […]
Once upon a time, there were a few innovative phrases and metaphors that made authors’ work seem like a breath of fresh air. Those phrases made an impact that could’ve lasted an eternity, but you can have too much of a good thing. It was only a matter of time […]