The three-act story structure is a method of organising a novel. It is useful because it allows you to write a book in manageable chunks, and also provides a roadmap on how to structure your story. In this post, we’ll explain the three-act structure for novels, along with some famous ...READ MORE >
One of the biggest mistakes made by writers is how they use dialogue in their stories. Today, we are going to teach you how to write dialogue in a story using some easy and effective techniques. So, get ready to learn some of the best techniques and tips for writing ...READ MORE >
World-building in stories is all about creating a world that makes sense within the context of the story. Essentially a world is made of two main elements, the central idea of the story and a setting. Before we jump into the list of 112+ world-building questions, there are a couple ...READ MORE >
Escape the chains of the real world, and jump straight into fantasy story-telling. Fantasy novels push the limits of your imagination - Taking on new worlds, creatures and magic. In this guide, we’ll show you how to write a fantasy novel in 12 ...READ MORE >
Learn how to outline a book in seven easy steps. Don’t rush off and write a book yet! Wait a moment, and explore your book idea in detail. Is it interesting enough? Will there be any gaps in the plot? Can my readers understand it? You won’t know the answers ...READ MORE >
From zero to hero, the hero’s journey is a popular character development arc used in many stories. In today’s post, we will explain the 12 hero’s journey stages, along with the simple example of ...READ MORE >
Spooky times are on their way! In this post, you’ll learn how to write a horror story in 12 easy steps. From the very beginning to the very end, you’ll be a horror writer in no time. Writing a horror story is easy, provided you know how to do it ...READ MORE >
Characters are at the heart of any story. They make choices, they struggle, they grow and they change. People can relate to good characters and understand the world they live in. But to create good characters, writers need to start with character development before writing their ...READ MORE >
What do all good stories have in common? And no it’s not aliens or big explosions! It's the five elements of a story: Characters, Setting, Plot, Conflict and Resolution. Story elements are needed to create a well-structured story. It doesn't matter if you're writing a short story or a long ...READ MORE >
Need help planning a story? A story mountain is a brilliant tool for helping new writers understand story structure and plotting. Behind every great story is a mountain metaphor. You start off on the safe, steady ground. As you make your way up the mountain, you face many conflicts and ...READ MORE >
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