6 Plot Alternatives To ‘The Quest’ In Fantasy Fiction • Writer’s Edit

While writers the world over struggle to craft truly original stories, theorists spend their time identifying ways in which they are actually all the same. Joseph Campbell famously reduced the number of stories to just one: The Hero’s Journey, as outlined in his influential 1949 work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. In more recent […]

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This Is How to Transform Info Dumps Into Exciting Plot Reveals – Helping Writers Become Authors

Mysteries, clues, and plot twists are great for hooking readers–as long as they aren’t powered by info dumps. Here are 5 principles for creating exciting plot reveals…

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How to Evoke Reader Emotions With “Surprisingness” – Helping Writers Become Authors

Want readers to love your book so much they’ll re-read it? If so, you can start by learning how to evoke reader emotions that both surprise and satisfy.

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How to Evoke Reader Emotions With “Surprisingness” – Helping Writers Become Authors

Want readers to love your book so much they’ll re-read it? If so, you can start by learning how to evoke reader emotions that both surprise and satisfy.

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How to Use the Literary Technique of Symbolism to Become a Master Storyteller

How to harness the power of culture, color, and myth to enliven your creative writing.

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Learn 5 Types of Character Arc at a Glance: The 3 Negative Arcs (Part 2 of 2) – Helping Writers Become Authors

Writing a tragedy or dark story? Here’s a beat-by-beat look at the three Negative Arcs–the Disillusionment Arc, the Fall Arc, and the Corruption Arc.

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How to Make Your Plot a Powerful Thematic Metaphor – Helping Writers Become Authors

 

To discover what thematic metaphor your plot is offering from amid its characters’ entertaining adventures, all you have to do is ask the right questions.

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7 Common Mistakes To Avoid In Your First Chapter • Writer’s Edit

Recently, we delved into what makes a great opener for a novel, covering the key elements to include in your first chapter. But just as there are important elements you should aim to include, there are also elements you should strive to avoid. As we discussed previously, your first chapter has the power to make or break your […]

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10 Simple Tips For Writing Clever Plot Twists • Writer’s Edit


Writing plot twists is much harder than it looks. As readers, we’re used to devouring mind-blowing twists and turns, marvelling at the cleverness of the writers who devised them. But as writers behind the scenes, it’s difficult to dream up new and innovative ways of subverting readers’ expectations. If you want to write stories that surprise […]

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6 Requirements for Writing Better Character Goals – Helping Writers Become Authors


Check out six qualities you’ll need if you’re going to write character goals intense enough to power a blah plot into a compellingly dimensional story.

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