Falling action comes after a climax in a story. Falling action represents a period when characters face the outcomes of their decisions.
What is rising action? Definition and examples of rising action. Learn to use this technique with a literary example from Romeo and Juliet.
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 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!
What’s plot? Discover the definition of plot, different types of plots, the various elements of a great plot including Vonnegut’s story shapes!
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 the art of world-building in your sci-fi, fantasy or alt-history story with these 10 key elements of world-building!