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conflict in a story

Conflict in a Story 101: What is Conflict in a Story? Types of Conflicts and Conflict Examples

What is Conflict in a Story? The motherless character named Mia wants to study further and become a scientist. But her drunkard father threatens her to either sell her off to an Arab Sheikh or marry her off to an elderly man with a son of her own age. Now Mia has to figure out …

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What is Character Development

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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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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Literary Devices Examples

300+ Sensory Imagery Examples to Master Creative Writing

As writers, we all struggle the most with bringing out how a character sees, perceives, smells, or feels. New writers often lag due to too much telling and too little showing. The rich imagery, the true essence, and a three-dimensional physical presence of everything around a character are what we find ourselves most entwined in. …

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Show, don't Tell: Know what this cliched statement means!

Show don’t tell: 7 Stupid-Simple tips to master this Golden Rule

Show don’t Tell. We often hear this from critics, readers, mentors, teachers in the writing field and they leave it up to us to understand what they mean by ‘show don’t tell’. Which ultimately leaves us, the writers with a never-ending struggle of ‘how to show and not tell’.  “Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into …

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