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MacGuffins are a very popular and very controversial storytelling device. Some think they’re props for bad writing. Others say they help make a story exciting. The truth is, both opinions are right. These four tips will help you create a great MacGuffin.
"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe has many admirers but few imitators. Though it's a very complex poem, these 6 tips will help you understand how it works and show you how to write your own "Raven."
Ready to write something scary? Poe's stories are still considered masterpieces of horror writing to this day. These six tips will help you craft a tale of terror just like Poe.
Creating your own fictional language can be an effective way to add depth to a story and strengthen your worldbuilding. And it's easier (and more fun) than you think!
Seven tips that will transform a story from a simple thriller into a heart-pounding, James Bond style masterpiece.
People love dogs. A lot. So why not write your next novel, short story, social media post, poem, blog post, or greeting card from the point of view of man’s best friend?
Journalism isn't just for journalists. Whether you’re a poet, novelist, blogger, copywriter or aspiring reporter, learning how to write like a journalist is guaranteed to make you a better writer and storyteller.
To paraphrase the Cat in the Hat himself, learning to write like Dr. Seuss is fun, "but you have to know how." Let's find out how, right here and right now!
Whether you're a mystery writer looking to add an authentic pulp fiction vibe to your next story, or just want to learn to craft a creative simile, one of the best authors to turn to is Raymond Chandler.