The StoryFlint Blog

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

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.