Literary Devices

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.…
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…
The 9 Types Of Unreliable Narrator

The 9 Types Of Unreliable Narrator

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we look at the nine types of unreliable narrator. I was somewhat surprised by the success of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It seemed obvious that the author was employing the unreliable narrator technique in the…

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,…
What Is A Red Herring?

What Is A Red Herring?

Writers Write creates writing resources and shares writing tips. In this post, we ask: What is a red herring? What Is A Red Herring? Is there something fishy going on here? A red herring is another popular storytelling device found in mystery or detective books or movies.…
Literary Devices For Writers – A MacGuffin And A Gun

Literary Devices For Writers – A MacGuffin And A Gun

Writers Write creates writing resources and shares writing tips. In this post, we discuss two literary devices for writers - a MacGuffin and a Gun. Here are two literary devices you could use when plotting your next suspense novel, detective story, crime caper, or mystery…
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