Questions tagged [technique]

Common, repeatable methods of achieving particular storytelling effects or of avoiding narrative pitfalls.

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Deciding potential scenes and keeping the tension in my short story

To give some background, my short story is written from the perspective of person K. His school friend A (they are both in their mid-twenties now) invites him to stay in Vegas for a short time, and K ...
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What's the purpose of using the same verb, but using a different tense

I was born aiming for the light Bound by a bond, a thin string From the fortune of awakening for a mission Spinning many proud memories Into this world, for your sake Gratitude and a bouquet filled ...
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I want to make my writing better

I am trying to write in a menacing and intimidating way that casts around a lot of philosophical and religious imagery, typically in absolutes. I am trying to do it in a tasteful way and I would like ...