Worldbuilding Tips for a Better Novel

Worldbuilding Tips for a Better Novel

Writers of fiction talk a lot about “worldbuilding.” This process can apply to pretty much all fiction, since for every story, writers must create a believable setting that readers can feel a part of, whether the action is taking place in Philadelphia or on Mars....
6 Steps to Creating a Great Character

6 Steps to Creating a Great Character

You know you’re reading a great novel when you just can’t seem to put it down. Sometimes, it’s the captivating plot takes you on an adventure and keeps you wondering what will happen next. But the best writers know that behind all the twists and...
What Is Magical Realism? Definition and Examples

What Is Magical Realism? Definition and Examples

You might know magical realism as a genre that was spearheaded in Latin America by talented writers like Gabriel García Márquez, but few understand the movement’s origins and its power to inspire political change. In order to foster a deeper understanding and...
Motif in Literature: Definition and Examples

Motif in Literature: Definition and Examples

Do you ever notice that some ideas or images keep popping up as you read a book? Most likely, that’s more than just coincidence. If an image or idea is recurrent throughout a work of literature, it might be a motif trying to tip you off to the bigger picture...