A fantasy novel with a lame setting is like a rock song played on kazoo. A strong setting adds richness and depth to your book that few other fictional elements can offer. In this article, author Kyle Massa explains how to build a strong fantasy setting.
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Person vs. supernatural is a type of external conflict that has existed in fiction and storytelling for thousands of years. Find out everything you need to know to write this type of conflict and check out our favorite character vs. supernatural examples from literature and pop culture.
Person vs. fate conflict refers to a protagonist's battle against their own destiny. This article explains what person vs. fate conflict means, discusses some popular examples in literature, and shows you how to use it in your own writing.
Good stories require an immersive world to plunge readers into. If you're writing historical fiction, you'll need to pay attention to historical accuracy to ground your characters' relationships, motivations, and conflicts.
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Man vs. nature is a type of conflict that remains popular in literature and in Hollywood. This guide to the man vs. nature conflict tells you why it's still relevant and includes examples from movies and books.
Writing fantasy but stuck for ideas? Use these 20 creative prompts to kickstart your next masterpiece and learn a simple trick to generate hundreds of new ideas.
Your characters need a place for the story to unfold. It can’t happen in limbo. Even if the world looks like your own, it’s still essential to build it for your reader. Here are our tips for getting started with world-building.
If you're writing a fantasy novel, you'll need to consider the magic system within your story's world. In this article, we look at how to build a realistic and engaging magic system from scratch.
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Maps don't have to be just a pretty feature for the front of your book. They can help you plot a detailed, realistic story. Here are four ways you can use maps to plan your novel.
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