What is Chekhov’s Gun in literature? Before we can answer this question, let’s first consider what Chekhov’s Gun is. Chekhov’s Gun is a writing principle that was coined by Anton P. Chekhov. In his own words, it says: "One must never place a loaded rifle on the stage if it isn't going to go off. It's wrong to make promises you don't mean to keep." Chekhov, in a letter to … [Read more...] about What is Chekhov’s Gun in Literature?
When it comes to writing short stories, there are two things you need to remember: 1) A short story is a good exercise for you as a writer; 2) Short stories are more memorable the more exciting they are. How to make a short story exciting is what we will be focusing today at Writing Tips Oasis. But, before we get to that part, it’s worth mentioning what your short … [Read more...] about How to Make a Short Story Exciting
What makes a horror story interesting? Is it the jump scares? Those do work in the movies, right? But, how do you create a jump scare in a story in written form, when you do not have sound or images to rely upon? Is it the scary horror aspects – zombies rising from the dead, ready to devour your brain, or naval monsters rising from the depths of the seas, like H.P. … [Read more...] about How to Make a Horror Story Interesting
Introduction In the past decade, the publishing world has changed quite a bit. Authors now no longer have to wait for a positive response to their query letter from an agent, nor do they have to wait for an editor or a publishing house to pick up their book. These days, authors can self-publish with immense ease, mostly thanks to Amazon and similar platforms like Smashwords … [Read more...] about How to Find a Literary Agent: The Ultimate Guide
Welcome to Writing Tips Oasis and our newest guide – how to write a collection of essays. This guide will be different than others, and this is due to the fact that the type of work you’re trying to publish will not fall into a traditional genre – and by that, we mean literary fiction, non-fiction, and genre fiction, including everything from chic lit to dystopian fantasy … [Read more...] about How to Write a Collection of Essays