Euphemism: Toning Down What You Write

Euphemism: Toning Down What You Write

What a Euphemism Is    The word euphemism comes from a Greek word meaning sounding good. A euphemism is a literary device in which the writer substitutes a softer, less offensive expression for a person, place, thing, or event. The word may sound more polite, but...
What’s Important in Writing Short Stories

What’s Important in Writing Short Stories

What’s Important to Consider in Writing a Short Story?   Writer’s Voice Establish a strong, yet controlled, voice from the first line.  Setting Limit the length of days or weeks the story covers. Research to find (or create) a distinct setting that supports the...
9 Techniques to Foreshadow a Truth or Event

9 Techniques to Foreshadow a Truth or Event

Well done foreshadowing won’t ruin the surprise. The device adds suspense and tension to the story, building anticipation for the reader. Foreshadowing can help readers understand what happens later. Everything finally makes sense. Thus, it can facilitate the...