How to Foreshadow Events to Create a Well-Rounded and Cohesive Story: Tips and Questions

How to Foreshadow Events to Create a Well-Rounded and Cohesive Story: Tips and Questions

Foreshadowing is a literary device and a necessary aspect of any well-crafted story. Though necessary, many writers may not know how to use it to its full effect. I will therefore offer you some tips on how to use it in this blog post. But, first, let’s look at what foreshadowing actually is.

What is a Scene and How to Write One: 9 Simple Steps

What is a Scene and How to Write One: 9 Simple Steps

Every story is built up with a varied number of scenes. In turn, every scene is built up with their own variables like location, character, time, plot, conflict, etc. To write a novel (or a short story, novella, etc.) you need to come to terms with that a story is written scene by scene (the length of your story will determine how many scenes you’ll need). It can, however, be tricky to write scenes—especially if you don’t exactly know what it means. It took me a while to wrap my head around the idea of thinking of a story being built up by scenes. Which is why I’ve written this blog post.

Here, I will share 9 steps on how to write a scene.

Why Should Your Readers Care About Your Protagonist? 11 Questions to Find Out Why

Why Should Your Readers Care About Your Protagonist? 11 Questions to Find Out Why

I don’t think it can be stressed enough that a writer need to craft a protagonist the reader will care about one way or another. Your protagonist can be the make or break of your story.

Crafting a great protagonist is hard, but there are ways that may help you get a better understanding of how to proceed. I have therefore compiled a list of questions that will help you dive deeper into why your readers should care about your protagonist.

One Way to Beat Writer’s Block: Find the Interesting in Every Scene

One Way to Beat Writer’s Block: Find the Interesting in Every Scene

I have found that writer’s block can be beaten with something as simple as finding the interesting in every scene that make up your story. It will always be easier to write when feeling intrigued by what you create. In this blog post, I will therefore show you a simple way to beat writer’s block by finding the interesting in every scene of your story.

How to Develop the Voice of Your Character: 12 Questions

How to Develop the Voice of Your Character: 12 Questions

It’s important to develop the voice of your character(s) because it will make them more alive and realistic. By voice, I mean the way he speaks and thinks. In this post, I have therefore compiled a list of questions to help you develop the voice of your character.

The Epic Guide to Character Creation, Part 7: Mentor Archetypes

The Epic Guide to Character Creation, Part 7: Mentor Archetypes

This is part 7 in a series called The Epic Guide to Character Creation. In this part I will show you different mentor archetypes. I will provide examples of characters from both literature and movies/TV-series to provide you with an overall understanding of fictional characters.

 

The Epic Guide to Character Creation, Part 6: Sidekick Archetypes

The Epic Guide to Character Creation, Part 6: Sidekick Archetypes

This is part 6 in a series called The Epic Guide to Character Creation. In this part I will show you different sidekick archetypes. I will provide examples of characters from both literature and movies/TV-series to provide you with an overall understanding of fictional characters.

The Epic Guide to Character Creation, Part 5: Antagonist Archetypes

The Epic Guide to Character Creation, Part 5: Antagonist Archetypes

This is part 5 in a series called The Epic Guide to Character Creation. In this part I will show you different antagonist archetypes. I will provide examples of characters from both literature and movies/TV-series to provide you with an overall understanding of fictional characters.

The Epic Guide to Character Creation, Part 4: Antihero Archetypes

The Epic Guide to Character Creation, Part 4: Antihero Archetypes

This is part 4 in a series called The Epic Guide to Character Creation. In this part I will show you different antihero archetypes. I will provide examples of characters from both literature and movies/TV-series to provide you with an overall understanding of fictional characters.

The Epic Guide to Character Creation, Part 3: Hero Archetypes

The Epic Guide to Character Creation, Part 3: Hero Archetypes

This is part 3 in a series called The Epic Guide to Character Creation. In this part I will show you different hero archetypes. I will provide examples of characters from both literature and movies/TV-series to provide you with an overall understanding of fictional characters.