The StoryFlint Blog

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9 Character Archetypes found in Stories

Learn about the different character archetypes that appear time and time again in stories.

The Hero's Journey and Why it Matters: The Mapping of the Human Soul

Learn how the Hero's Journey template provides insight into why people love stories so much.

4 Writing Lessons From Neil Gaiman

Few people know how to write a good story more than Neil Gaiman. Here are four of many wisdom-filled lessons he has for aspiring writers.

Falling Action – What Is It and Other Questions answered

Find out what falling action is, why it's important, and some common questions writers have about it.

8 Frightening Tips for Writing a Horror Story

Here are eight ways on how to write horror stories that will make your audience jump out of their chairs and run away screaming.

6 Common Elements You'll Find In an Anti-Hero

An anti-hero is similar to a classic protagonist, but learn five characteristics that make them unique with examples!

What Is Personification and How to Use It Effectively in a Story

We define and provide examples of personification as well as go over some tips and techniques you can use to make your personifications more believable and captivating.

How I Created my Own Personal Knowledge Base using Notion

A simple, efficient way to organize your thoughts and notes? Learn how I built my very own personal knowledge management system in Notion.

How to Write Dialogue - Purposeful, Effective, and Realistic

Learn how to write dialogue that is meaningful, efficient, and human.

How to Write an Antagonist that Matters

Learn how to create a powerful antagonist in your next story, one who will drive the greatest conflict and add perspective.

What Makes a Good Prologue for a Story? Tips and Ideas!

Wondering how you should start your novel or story? Here are some ideas on what makes an effective opener.

Express Your Character's Personality: How to Write Mannerisms in a Story

While subtle, mannerisms can reveal your character’s personality traits and backstory. Here is how you can incorporate them into your story without overdoing it.

The Inciting Incident: 5 Tips For Starting Your Story With a Bang

Find out what an inciting incident is, how they can be used in your own stories, and five tips for writing the best one possible.

Powerful Character Motivations: How to Create Them

Learn about character motivations and discover how they can help you create compelling, dynamic characters.

9 Tips on How to Write a Short Story

Learn how to write a short story with this list of tips that will help you reach the gravitas of a novel while keeping it concise.

12 Tips on How to Write a Likable Character

Learn how to make the characters of your story more likable and believable, which will help readers empathize with them.

How to develop rising action for your story

If you want people reading your story, it's important that you have a planned-out plot. Find out how to write the perfect rising action with this article.

How to Make a Story Timeline using Notion

Building a story's world, history, and plot can get complicated. Learn how to keep it organized using the workspace tool Notion.