When used correctly, a flashback can be a powerful storytelling element. In prose, flashbacks are more than just narrated memories—they’re active scenes taking place in the past. Well-written flashbacks will engage your readers and deepen their understanding of your...
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When you’re writing a short story or novel, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is determining which character’s point of view (POV) you want to use. Typically, a short story or novel is written from the protagonist’s point of view. But for some...
Since you talk about yourself in first person—I went to the grocery store…I captured the dragon—it stands to reason that writing in the first person would be second nature, right? Not so, friends, not so. Writer’s Relief understands the perils of the first-person...
Video game graphics and stories have advanced far beyond the two-dimensional, plotless back-and-forth of Pong. Today the imagery, narratives, and characters of video games are incredibly detailed and engrossing. At Writer’s Relief, we know authors would love to have...
If you haven’t already read our article about how to choose the right point of view for your query letter, now’s the time. Because in this follow-up article, we'll take a closer look at how point of view (POV) specifically affects query letter book blurbs for novels...
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