The StoryFlint Blog

You can learn what it takes to be a good storyteller. The first step: keep reading this blog!

Notion Relations – A How-To Guide

Learn how to create and manage relations between databases in your workspace. This strategy helps you keep everything organized and easy to find.

Red Herring – What it is, How it's Used, and Examples

Ever wonder what a red herring is and how it's used in storytelling? Wonder no more! In this article, we will discuss the definition of a red herring, some famous examples, and why writers use them.

Best Book Writing Software to Help You Write a Best Seller

Struggling to write your book? Check out this list of the best book writing software to help you write a best seller!

Chekov's Gun – What It Is, How to Use It, and Examples

The Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov, developed the plot device known as "Chekhov's gun." Here's what you need to know about it and how to use it in your own writing.

Eight Key Elements of a Story: What Every Writer Needs to Know

A story is more than just a series of events. In this article, we will discuss the eight essential elements that make up a story and how they are important to constructive a narrative.

How to Create a Fantasy World That Your Audience Will Love

Take your writing to the next level by creating a fantasy world that will appeal to your audience. Use these tips to help you get started!

Developing Your Story Setting – 9 Tips to Help

Want to create a more immersive experience for your readers? Here are nine tips for developing your story setting.

How I Created the Ultimate Notion Character Template

Struggling to create compelling characters? Here's how I created a template to make the process easier.

Tools and Resources for Developing Compelling Characters

Here are some tools that can help you develop interesting and believable characters that make your audience feel connected with them.

How to Describe a Character: 9 Questions Answered for Giving Them Depth and Life

Want to make your readers feel connected to your characters? Here's how to give them depth and life in your character descriptions.

How to Create a Compelling Character Backstory

Want to create an interesting and compelling character backstory? This article provides eight ways for doing just that!

How to Write an Epilogue for Your Story: Tips and Tricks

An epilogue can be a great way to give your readers a sense of closure. Learn what an epilogue is and how to write one that will satisfy your audience.

How to Describe Hands for More Realistic Characters

If you want to create more realistic characters, learn how hands can be a good place to start.

How to Write a Flashback for Your Story: Tips and Tricks

Do you want to add excitement, intrigue, and curiosity? Learn how flashbacks can help propel your story into the stratosphere.

What It Takes to Create a Positive Character Arc

How to create a positive character arc and why it is so important. We will also provide the pieces to create an emotionally satisfying story with a positive ending.

How to Write a Compelling Character Arc

When it comes to storytelling, character arcs are essential. What is a character arc and how do they change the story? Learn that and more in this article.

What Is the Climax of a Story? The Definition and Examples

Do you know what the climax of your story is? Learn more about this important part of storytelling.

How to Develop a Character – Everything You Need to Know

Learn what it takes to create fully developed characters that will engage readers and help your story unfold in the most interesting way possible.

How to Create a World Building Bible: The Ultimate Guide

Creating a world building bible is the key to creating a rich and detailed world. This guide will teach you how to create your own world building bible, so that your world can be brought to life.

10 Flawed Character Writing Tips to Make Your Story More Engaging

Creating flawed characters is one of the best ways to make your novel more engaging and realistic. In this article, we discuss 10 tips for doing just that.

6 Tips for Writing Dynamic Characters That Bring Your Story to Life

Want your readers to become emotionally invested in your story? Here are six tips for creating dynamic characters that will make them fall in love with your story.

Indirect Characterization: What It Is and 5 Types You Need to Know

Learn about indirect characterization, a literary device that uses description and dialogue to reveal character. Here are five types of indirect characterization you need to know!

How to Create a Character Profile – Tips and Tricks

Creating characters is an essential part of story creation. That's why a character profile is key. Learn several tips and tricks that will help you develop consistent and compelling characters with depth!

4 Ways to Construct a Designing Principle for Your Story (With Examples!)

Want to create a story that stands out from the rest? Here are four ways to develop a designing principle, and examples to help you get started.

Writing in First-Person Point of View: Tips to Make Your Novel Come Alive

Want to make your readers feel like they're right there with your characters? Here are some tips for writing in first-person point of view.

Understanding Omniscient Third-Person Point of View: 9 Things You Should Know

Want to write in an omniscient third-person point of view? This article will teach you everything you need to know, including what it is, the benefits, and how to use it effectively.

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.

How to Write a Likable Character (8 Rules and 14 Ways)

Want to create a character your audience will love? Here are 8 rules and 14 ways to make them likable!

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.

Red Herring – What it is, How it's Used, and Examples

Ever wonder what a red herring is and how it's used in storytelling? Wonder no more! In this article, we will discuss the definition of a red herring, some famous examples, and why writers use them.

Chekov's Gun – What It Is, How to Use It, and Examples

The Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov, developed the plot device known as "Chekhov's gun." Here's what you need to know about it and how to use it in your own writing.

Eight Key Elements of a Story: What Every Writer Needs to Know

A story is more than just a series of events. In this article, we will discuss the eight essential elements that make up a story and how they are important to constructive a narrative.

How to Write an Epilogue for Your Story: Tips and Tricks

An epilogue can be a great way to give your readers a sense of closure. Learn what an epilogue is and how to write one that will satisfy your audience.

How to Write a Flashback for Your Story: Tips and Tricks

Do you want to add excitement, intrigue, and curiosity? Learn how flashbacks can help propel your story into the stratosphere.

What Is the Climax of a Story? The Definition and Examples

Do you know what the climax of your story is? Learn more about this important part of storytelling.

4 Ways to Construct a Designing Principle for Your Story (With Examples!)

Want to create a story that stands out from the rest? Here are four ways to develop a designing principle, and examples to help you get started.

Writing in First-Person Point of View: Tips to Make Your Novel Come Alive

Want to make your readers feel like they're right there with your characters? Here are some tips for writing in first-person point of view.

Understanding Omniscient Third-Person Point of View: 9 Things You Should Know

Want to write in an omniscient third-person point of view? This article will teach you everything you need to know, including what it is, the benefits, and how to use it effectively.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Eight Key Elements of a Story: What Every Writer Needs to Know

A story is more than just a series of events. In this article, we will discuss the eight essential elements that make up a story and how they are important to constructive a narrative.

How I Created the Ultimate Notion Character Template

Struggling to create compelling characters? Here's how I created a template to make the process easier.

Tools and Resources for Developing Compelling Characters

Here are some tools that can help you develop interesting and believable characters that make your audience feel connected with them.

How to Describe a Character: 9 Questions Answered for Giving Them Depth and Life

Want to make your readers feel connected to your characters? Here's how to give them depth and life in your character descriptions.

How to Create a Compelling Character Backstory

Want to create an interesting and compelling character backstory? This article provides eight ways for doing just that!

How to Describe Hands for More Realistic Characters

If you want to create more realistic characters, learn how hands can be a good place to start.

What It Takes to Create a Positive Character Arc

How to create a positive character arc and why it is so important. We will also provide the pieces to create an emotionally satisfying story with a positive ending.

How to Write a Compelling Character Arc

When it comes to storytelling, character arcs are essential. What is a character arc and how do they change the story? Learn that and more in this article.

How to Develop a Character – Everything You Need to Know

Learn what it takes to create fully developed characters that will engage readers and help your story unfold in the most interesting way possible.

10 Flawed Character Writing Tips to Make Your Story More Engaging

Creating flawed characters is one of the best ways to make your novel more engaging and realistic. In this article, we discuss 10 tips for doing just that.

6 Tips for Writing Dynamic Characters That Bring Your Story to Life

Want your readers to become emotionally invested in your story? Here are six tips for creating dynamic characters that will make them fall in love with your story.

Indirect Characterization: What It Is and 5 Types You Need to Know

Learn about indirect characterization, a literary device that uses description and dialogue to reveal character. Here are five types of indirect characterization you need to know!

How to Create a Character Profile – Tips and Tricks

Creating characters is an essential part of story creation. That's why a character profile is key. Learn several tips and tricks that will help you develop consistent and compelling characters with depth!

9 Character Archetypes found in Stories

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

Powerful Character Motivations: How to Create Them

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

How to Write a Likable Character (8 Rules and 14 Ways)

Want to create a character your audience will love? Here are 8 rules and 14 ways to make them likable!

How to Create a Fantasy World That Your Audience Will Love

Take your writing to the next level by creating a fantasy world that will appeal to your audience. Use these tips to help you get started!

Developing Your Story Setting – 9 Tips to Help

Want to create a more immersive experience for your readers? Here are nine tips for developing your story setting.

How to Create a World Building Bible: The Ultimate Guide

Creating a world building bible is the key to creating a rich and detailed world. This guide will teach you how to create your own world building bible, so that your world can be brought to life.

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.

Eight Key Elements of a Story: What Every Writer Needs to Know

A story is more than just a series of events. In this article, we will discuss the eight essential elements that make up a story and how they are important to constructive a narrative.

How to Write Dialogue - Purposeful, Effective, and Realistic

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

Eight Key Elements of a Story: What Every Writer Needs to Know

A story is more than just a series of events. In this article, we will discuss the eight essential elements that make up a story and how they are important to constructive a narrative.

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.

Notion Relations – A How-To Guide

Learn how to create and manage relations between databases in your workspace. This strategy helps you keep everything organized and easy to find.

Best Book Writing Software to Help You Write a Best Seller

Struggling to write your book? Check out this list of the best book writing software to help you write a best seller!

How I Created the Ultimate Notion Character Template

Struggling to create compelling characters? Here's how I created a template to make the process easier.

How to Create a Character Profile – Tips and Tricks

Creating characters is an essential part of story creation. That's why a character profile is key. Learn several tips and tricks that will help you develop consistent and compelling characters with depth!

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 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.