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!
Category: How Tos: Fiction
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!
What’s plot? Discover the definition of plot, different types of plots, the various elements of a great plot including Vonnegut’s story shapes!
Learn how to write and format dialogue, the secretes of dialogue punctuation, and the seven easy steps to writing a dialogue scene.
Let’s talk about the elements of story. What specific elements do succesful stories have in common? And, what elements do you want in your story?