What is a Macguffin? – by Gloria Russell…

on Self Publishing:

If you’re interested in movies, you’ve probably already heard of the ‘macguffin.’ Honestly, even if you aren’t, you’ve probably heard people talk about it—maybe you’ve heard reviewers refer to things in movies or books as ‘macguffins,’ generally with an air of disdain for the laziness of that macguffin (though not always).

But what is a macguffin? Where did that word come from? And how can we use macguffins effectively in our own writing?

This article is here to answer all those questions and more—let’s get started.

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