Literary Devices

3 Incredibly Powerful Ways Myths Inform Storytelling

3 Incredibly Powerful Ways Myths Inform Storytelling

Use this post from Writers Write, your one-stop writing resource, to explore the 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…
How Chekhov’s Gun Can Help You With Description

How Chekhov’s Gun Can Help You With Description

Writers Write creates writing resources and shares writing tips. In this post, we discuss 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…

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.…

Emotion Can Serve Or Destroy A Story

That Sentimental Feeling One of the mistakes we make as writers is confusing sentimental writing with emotional writing. The former is decorating the proverbial chocolate box; the latter is discovering that someone ate the last chocolate in the box. We want readers to empathise with our characters and…
4 Reasons To Use Dramatic Irony In Your Story

4 Reasons To Use Dramatic Irony In Your Story

Writers Write is a resource for writers. In this post, we include 4 reasons to use dramatic irony in your story. Dramatic Irony - What is it? Dramatic irony is a storytelling device. It is when you give your reader plot information that the main…
5 Ways To Avoid The Backstory Battle

5 Ways To Avoid The Backstory Battle

Writers Write creates resources for writers. This post includes 5 ways to avoid the backstory battle when you write your novels and stories. Backstory is anything and everything that happens before your short story or novel opens. Because we need to know our characters’ histories,…
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