Literary Devices

101 Sci-Fi Tropes For Writers

101 Sci-Fi Tropes For Writers

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. Writers can use this list of 101 sci-fi tropes to add some Zap! to their writing. Science Fiction is the computer geek of the fantasy genre. It is also filled with tropes. What is a trope? A trope is…
9 Literary Terms You Need To Know

9 Literary Terms You Need To Know

We need to know the basics of literature when we read and write. Literature includes fiction, memoir, drama, and poetry. We use certain literary terms to describe the structure of literary works. We have to know these terms if we are studying literary works or…
10 Cliffhangers That Make Readers Turn The Page

10 Cliffhangers That Make Readers Turn The Page

Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. In this post, we have put together 10 cliffhangers you can use in your writing to get readers to turn the page. Have you read a book you feel compelled to carry on reading? You know the…

5 Creative Ways To Use Footnotes In Fiction

Ah, the humble footnote. You might think it’s only relevant to nonfiction, academic writing, or content-heavy papers. After all, you’ve seen research papers and essays; you used them in high school when writing a report. But, if you let go of preconceived notions, you can unlock…
7 Awesome Foreshadowing Tips For Fiction Writers

7 Awesome Foreshadowing Tips For Fiction Writers

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. We have put together this list of seven foreshadowing tips for fiction writers. THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS Foreshadowing is a literary device that can be used to create expectation with readers. It is a preparation tool. You let your…
Past Or Present Tense? Which One Will You Use?

Past Or Present Tense? Which One Tells A Better Story?

Writers Write is a comprehensive writing resource. In this post, we look at the pros and cons of past and present tense and ask the question: Which one tells a better story? Different tenses suit different stories, certain genres, and various authors’ styles. The tense…

3 Incredibly Powerful Ways Myths Inform Storytelling

Mythunderstood The word and concept of myth has so many meanings, it’s sometimes confusing to know what it means. It could be a false belief — ‘the myth that evening primrose oil can cure eczema’ — or even something imaginary — ‘We’re beginning to think Sue’s new boyfriend is…
How Chekhov’s Gun Can Help You With Description

How Chekhov’s Gun Can Help You With Description

What Is Chekhov's Gun? “Remove everything that has no relevance to the story. If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it's not going to…

7 Points To Consider When You Write An Epistolary-ish Novel

I have been doing research into books that use letters, because I want to do something similar in my novel. It is interesting to note that it works better in some stories than in others. Wikipedia says, ‘An epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents.…
3 Plot Devices You Should Definitely Be Using

3 Plot Devices You Should Definitely Be Using

Writers Write is a comprehensive writing resource. In this post, we talk about three plot devices you should be using in your writing. Storytelling normally follows a linear plot structure, one of rising tension reaching the point of climax. As writers, we use this template because it…
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