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!
Category: How Tos: Fiction
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.
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!