What is rising action? Definition and examples of rising action. Learn to use this technique with a literary example from Romeo and Juliet.
Category: How Tos: Fiction
Learn how to use Dan Harmon’s Story Circle to craft your own plot. Plus, see how the story circle used in the pilot of Rick and Morty.
Learn about the three types of irony and beyond! Discover examples for each of the three types of irony, and other forms of irony.
Learn how to use the Three-Act structure to create riveting stories, and see expert examples of the Three-Act structure from 1982’s Poltergeist!
In 1951 the film Rashomon, by famed Japanese director, Akira Kurosawa, premiered at the Venice Film Festival and changed storytelling forever. Rashomon created a revolutionary plot device called the Rashomon Effect. Learn how to use the Rashomon Effect!
Learn what is second person point of view. Find examples of second person point of view, and discover how to write 2nd person POV!
Learn what an unreliable narrator is, and how to write one in your story. Plus, examples of the six types of unreliable narrators!
This writing exercise will help you create an inciting event for your novel. Along with your an inciting event we’ll map out your plot points too!
Learn what first person point of view is and how to use first person point of view. Also, look at expert examples of first person POV.
Direct characterization vs. indirect characterization. What’s the difference? Learn how to use both techniques to improve your writing!