What is deus ex machina? From ancient Greek plot device to modern film, learn everything you need to know about deus ex machina.
Category: How Tos: Fiction
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.
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.
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.