What’s plot? Discover the definition of plot, different types of plots, the various elements of a great plot including Vonnegut’s story shapes!
Category: How Tos: Fiction
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?
Kishōtenketsu is a story told in four parts. It is a Japanese story structure that doesn’t need conflict to tell a story! Learn to write without conflict
Learn how to use the 12 steps of the Hero’s Journey to structure plot, develop characters, and write riveting stories that will keep readers engaged!
Learn how to create the perfect character motivation. Discover the three elements of character motivation, and how to use the 9 universal needs in writing.
Learn the art of world-building in your sci-fi, fantasy or alt-history story with these 10 key elements of world-building!
What is a character foil? Find out what foil chararcters are and how writers use them. Examples of character foils from famous literature and Disney movies.
What do Clueless, Wonder Woman, and Game of Thrones have in common? Amazing character arcs! Learn the secrets of writing your own perfect character arc.
Want to write a killer plot twist? Learn seven proven tips to help craft a winning plot twist for your story, screenplay, or novel.