Learn how to write an acrostic poem. We’re going over features of acrostic poems, how to write one, and look at famous examples of acrostics.
Category: How Tos: Fiction
Let’s answer the question: What is a story climax? We’ll look at examples of the story climax and talk about where they happen!
We’re answering the question: What is exposition in a story? We’ll do that by defining exposition and looking at examples from books and film!
A guest post from a very talented writer and blogger, Lewis Jorstad. Please check out the rest of his work at, The Novel Smithy and enjoy his post on how to choose a story goal for your hero!
Let’s answer the question- what is foreshadowing? And how do we use it? We’ll look at how foreshadowing is used in both film and literature.
Do you want to know what a round character is? Just take a look in a mirror. You, me, and everyone you know are round characters. Ok, not really; we’re all real people, not characters in a book. But, if you were a character, your readers could look at you as an example of a
What is the seven-point story structure? Learn Dan Wells’ seven-story beats that will help you organize and structure your plot!
What is third-person omniscient point of view? We will discuss what a third-person omniscient point of view is in practice. Still, to understand this POV technique, you need to know what the word omniscient means. With these fancy-sounding words, we find the roots of omniscient in two Latin words. The first is omni, meaning ‘all’
What is deus ex machina? From ancient Greek plot device to modern film, learn everything you need to know about deus ex machina.
What is in medias res? We’ll explain what in medias res is, how to use it, and even how to pronounce it! We’ll also look at some examples.