Perfecting your craft

Struggling to master the art of writing? Reedsy shares top tips from industry giants on perfecting your craft. Read to find actionable advice on plot, character, storytelling and more!

What is a Foil Character and What Role Do They Play? (With Examples)

Sep 01, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

What is a foil character and what do they add to a story? Here, we go through their main functions with examples from film and literature. Read more →

Rising Action: Where the Story Really Happens (With Examples)

Sep 01, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

Here we will give you an in-depth tour of the beating engine at the heart of all your favorite stories: rising action. Read more →

ProWritingAid Review: Is this Grammarly for Serious Writers?

Jun 11, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

What does ProWritingAid offer and how does it compare to Grammarly? Find out in this comprehensive review and get 10% off a yearly subscription. Read more →

7 Types of Conflict in Literature: A Writer's Guide

Jun 07, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

Every battle a character picks is a type of conflict that drives a narrative forward. Discover the seven types of conflict and how they affect a story. Read more →

Grammarly Alternatives: 19 Grammar Tools for Any Budget

Jun 07, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

Want to eradicate all writing mistakes but you're not sure about Grammarly? Here are 18 alternative spelling and grammar tools you might want to see! Read more →

What is a Short Story? Definitions and Examples

May 17, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

Reedsy’s comprehensive guide to all things short story-related! In this series how to write, submit, and publish your short story. Read more →

Inclusive Language: An Author's Guide (with Examples)

May 10, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

Learn about inclusive language with examples that will help you welcome a wider range of readers into the wonderful world of your writing. Read more →

50+ Book Ideas (and 11 Ways to Find Even More!)

Apr 09, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

The ultimate bank of book ideas ripe and ready for writing. Plus 11 creative ways to come up with even more of your own. Read more →

What is a Memoir? An Inside Look at Life Stories

Apr 06, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

What is a memoir? And why is it not an autobiography? Have all your questions answered on this whistle-stop tour of memoirs past and present. Read more →

What is a Novella? Understanding the Form (with Examples)

Apr 02, 2021 – Perfecting your Craft

What is a novella? Discover what makes this fiction form so very special, with examples from some of our favorite novellas. Read more →

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