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
Category: How Tos: Fiction
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.
Learn how to fix your boring “Mary Sue” or “Gary Stu” characters with these six helpful tips on how to create an interesting and dynamic protagonist.
External conflict vs. internal conflict. Find out what both these terms mean and how to use them to bring your fictional characters to life!
Learn the power of nonlinear narratives, and how the best authors this tool to create themes and highlight character arcs!