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!
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 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!
Learn what an unreliable narrator is, and how to write one in your story. Plus, examples of the six types of unreliable narrators!
Direct characterization vs. indirect characterization. What’s the difference? Learn how to use both techniques to improve your writing!
Let’s talk about the elements of story. What specific elements do succesful stories have in common? And, what elements do you want in your story?
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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.
What do Clueless, Wonder Woman, and Game of Thrones have in common? Amazing character arcs! Learn the secrets of writing your own perfect character arc.