"Deus ex machina is a plot device whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem in a story is suddenly and abruptly resolved by an unexpected and seemingly unlikely occurrence, typically so much as to seem contrived." - Wikipedia As a mechanical engineer who has been out of English classes for years I could say I'm less than an amateur writer. I feel like I fall into the trap of coming up with things that don't seem likely to string together level concepts. My story is mainly to help me make environments and characters visuals, but it still feels wrong and I think it will cause issues as I keep developing. Has anyone else here had this issue with writing? Would you rewrite to remove the deus ex machina?