What Goes into Building a Real-World Setting?

Real-world settings are commonplace in fiction and poetry alike for a good reason. They’re familiar to us, and we don’t have to spend hours developing different cultural rules or government systems. But as simple as they may be to use, there are still numerous ways you can get it wrong. It all boils down to […]

Welcome to World-building: An Extensive Guide

Welcome to world-building! World-building is present in all fiction genres – whether it’s fictional or based in today’s society. It’s a living, breathing pulse that pushes character development and plot forward. A lot goes into this aspect of fiction writing, and we have a lot of ground to cover in this post. We’ll begin by talking about what world-building […]

5 Essential Short Story Elements You’re Missing

By its definition, the short story is supposed to be, well, short. And because it is a concisely written tale, it’s less complex than a novel. Unlike novels, your tale will usually focus on only one incident, plot point, and setting. It will also feature a small cast of characters that are only present for […]

Setting Descriptions

Hey, Lovelies! I hope everyone is doing well. Today we’re going to be talking about writing effective setting descriptions. However, this post is just going to be helpful with writing descriptions in general. We’re going to be pulling a double duty post today. Woo! Description is super important to have in your novel and I […]

Literary Devices: Personification

Hey Lovelies! Happy Thursday to you all! I hope everyone’s week has been going well so far and that you have some fun plans for the weekend. Today we’ll be talking about personification and then I swear we won’t be talking about really closely related literary devices for a while. In fact, this one will […]

Setting as a Character

Hey Lovelies! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I am currently suffering from insomnia and am writing this the night before it’s due about an hour and a half into the day. It is kinda really nice to be up this late and writing again. I haven’t done this since university. […]

Setting

Hey Lovelies! I hope everyone is having a fantastic day! Our next segment is about setting today. We’ll go over what it is, and why it’s important. So, you know, a very typical post for me. However, we will not be looking at the tips today. Our post on Thursday is going to cover the […]