What is epic poetry? We’re going to define epic poetry, briefly discuss the long history of epic poetry, and review what makes an epic poem.
Category: How Tos: Fiction
What are character archetypes? This article is your guide to 25 different character archetypes from Jungian characters to the Hero’s Journey!
What is a flat character? We’ll answer that question, plus look at classic examples of flat characters from film & literature. And more!
A 2021 guide to all things Nanowrimo! Including Nanowrimo rules, word counts, and tips for a successful Nanwrimo!
Falling action comes after a climax in a story. Falling action represents a period when characters face the outcomes of their decisions.
What is rising action? Definition and examples of rising action. Learn to use this technique with a literary example from Romeo and Juliet.
Learn how to use Dan Harmon’s Story Circle to craft your own plot. Plus, see how the story circle used in the pilot of Rick and Morty.
Learn about the three types of irony and beyond! Discover examples for each of the three types of irony, and other forms of irony.
Learn how to use the Three-Act structure to create riveting stories, and see expert examples of the Three-Act structure from 1982’s Poltergeist!
In 1951 the film Rashomon, by famed Japanese director, Akira Kurosawa, premiered at the Venice Film Festival and changed storytelling forever. Rashomon created a revolutionary plot device called the Rashomon Effect. Learn how to use the Rashomon Effect!