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conflict in a story

Conflict in a Story: Types, Examples, Helpful Tips

Conflict in a story is the clash of opposing forces. It is the challenge main characters must solve to achieve their goals. In this post, you’ll learn about conflict in literature, different types of conflict in story, and how to create conflict in a story. What does Conflict mean? Conflict meaning: The word ‘Conflict’ has Latin origin, which means striking, but it isn’t …

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What is climax in a story

What is Climax in a Story? 7 Steps for Writing it Perfectly

In this article, you’ll learn what is a climax in a story and how you can create compelling story climax. Good writers don’t wrap their story without a great climax. A story loses its purpose and remains just a sequence of events when climax is not impactful. Climax of a story decides the purpose of …

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how to write a short story

Short Story 101: Plot, Structure, And A Collection of Best Short Stories

Do you wish to try your hand at writing a short story? You are at the right place. This article, besides providing you with suggestions on how to structure a short story, will also offer short story collections to delve right into.  A kind of short story collection that will give you the confidence of …

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character development in writing

What is Character Development: 5 Tips for Writing Great Characters

Any great story is not just a story of major events, immense struggles, and a happy ending. It becomes great because of those major events happening to the characters, their struggles, their actions, and their resolutions. Exciting twists and turns in the story can make the story interesting and engaging to read, but the characters …

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What is poetry

What is Poetry- A Brief Insight into the Poetic Vastness

‘furor poetics’ was the term the ancient Greeks used to describe poetry as ‘divine fury’. And through centuries, poetry has continued to bemuse the humankind, by the beauty of its metaphors, symbolizing, the concrete words, or even the abstract sentences.  Poetry is what comes to a poet without warning, and the poet paints it in …

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literary devices examples

17+ Powerful Literary Devices (With Examples) to Embellish Your Writing

A few years ago, when my creative writing teacher was explaining the use of literary devices in novels or poems, she showed us this picture: Yes, that’s a before-and-after shot of a movie scene — a fantastic example of special effects (SFX) and visual effects (VFX) in cinematography.  So, the tutor asked us to look …

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EXAMPLES OF GUSTATORY IMAGERY

Gustatory Imagery: 80+ Show Don’t Tell Examples

If you’re a writer or you’ve studied creative writing, chances are you’ve come across the expression ‘Show, Don’t Tell.’ In literature and poetry, this is called ‘Imagery’ — the use of different expressions and figurative language to evoke a sensory experience in the reader.  What is Sensory Imagery in Literature? When authors use the imagery …

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