Plot Devices


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.


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