What is a character foil? Find out what foil chararcters are and how writers use them. Examples of character foils from famous literature and Disney movies.
Category: Literary Elements
Want to write a killer plot twist? Learn seven proven tips to help craft a winning plot twist for your story, screenplay, or novel.
External conflict vs. internal conflict. Find out what both these terms mean and how to use them to bring your fictional characters to life!
Point of view is the term used to describe who the author chooses to tell their story. But really, and more importantly, it’s who your reader is engaging with. Learn all the secret to crafting a perfect POV character for your story!
Do you know what I hate? Spoilers. A few years back when a new Star Wars movie hit theaters someone on my social media posted a huge spoiler. For fun. Some people just want to see the world burn. But, why do we get so upset by spoilers? I think because audiences are motivated by
What is a MacGuffin? Well, Wikipedia defines MacGuffin as… Just kidding. When you hear the word MacGuffin think motivation. That’s all MacGuffins are. A thing for your characters to chase after. A plot device, usually in the form of an object, that propels the action of your story. MacGuffins are often mystical in nature. Relics
Learn what an inciting incident is, and the five story essentials that your inciting incident must address to set off an effective conflict for your plot.
Suspense- What it is, and what it’s not. Let’s get one thing straight, Suspense is not synonymous with horror, thrillers., or mysteries. Suspense is a pivotal aspect of all storytelling. Suspense drives stories, all stories. Whether your writing a romantic comedy or an epic fantasy, Suspense is a required ingredient of every genre. Think of
What is Setting? Yes, its the background to your story. It’s the city or the house, or the mystical land where your characters interact, but it’s also much more. The setting is the foundation of your story. It’s what keeps your reader grounded in the fictional world you’ve constructed. So how do we write a
What do you think is the most important element of a story? Some people say the plot. Others say the characters. They’re both wrong. The most important element you need to develope for your story is a theme! So, today we’ll learn how to write a strong theme. Sure stories are meant to entertain us