Two students have completely different personalities and act as a foil character to each other.

Foil Character: Definition, History, & Examples

  • calenderOct 26, 2023
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Fictional characters that are the complete opposite of the main character are called foil characters. Explore foil characters in detail with amazing examples from films and literature!

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Character Development: 7-Step Guide for Writers

  • calenderOct 19, 2023
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Character development is an integral part of fiction writing. By creating believable characters, you can infuse life into your story. This guide will reveal the essential steps of characterization.

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Novel Outline: A Proven Blueprint [+ Free Template!]

  • calenderSep 11, 2023
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Save time by creating a novel outline! Learn how to write an outline for a novel in 7 easy steps. We have also given an effective novel outline template to help you further.

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The Top 10 Literary Devices: Definitions & Examples

  • calenderSep 11, 2023
  • calender5 min read

Engage readers more effectively and boost your creativity with our list of the best literary devices. We’ve also provided specific examples to help you understand their usage. So let’s dive in!

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Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey: Worksheet & Examples

  • calenderSep 06, 2023
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Are there 17 steps in the hero’s journey, or 12, or 8? Let’s visit Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth, study some examples of the heroic quest, and find out how you can write memorable heroes.

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How to Write a Children’s Book: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide

  • calenderSep 05, 2023
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Writing a children’s book is an exciting proposition but involves a systematic process. In this step-by-step guide, we will explore the essential elements that can help you write a successful children’s book and capture the imagination of your young readers.

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What Is a Stock Character? 150 Examples from 5 Genres

  • calenderAug 22, 2023
  • calender8 min read

Stock characters have a long and prosperous history in literature and media. What does the term mean? We’ve answered this question with 150 stock character examples from 5 major genres!

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How to Write a Novel: 8 Steps to Help You Start Writing

  • calenderAug 21, 2023
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Writing a novel requires meticulous organization and attention to detail. This guide to novel writing covers it all, from establishing a foolproof plotline to fleshing out your characters!

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How To Craft a Murder Mystery Story

  • calenderAug 20, 2023
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A satisfying murder mystery tale is one that’s well-crafted. There’s nothing quite like it, is there? The high stakes, the building tension, the way the author lures you into rooting for the detective, it truly takes immense skill and attention to craft. But what are the things you should consider while crafting a murder mystery story? Well, let’s get straight into it! 

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