Plot + Story Structure

How to Write an Epilogue for Your Story: Tips and Tricks

An epilogue can be a great way to give your readers a sense of closure. Learn what an epilogue is and how to write one that will satisfy your audience.

How to Write a Flashback for Your Story: Tips and Tricks

Do you want to add excitement, intrigue, and curiosity? Learn how flashbacks can help propel your story into the stratosphere.

What Is the Climax of a Story? The Definition and Examples

Do you know what the climax of your story is? Learn more about this important part of storytelling.

4 Ways to Construct a Designing Principle for Your Story (With Examples!)

Want to create a story that stands out from the rest? Here are four ways to develop a designing principle, and examples to help you get started.

Writing in First-Person Point of View: Tips to Make Your Novel Come Alive

Want to make your readers feel like they're right there with your characters? Here are some tips for writing in first-person point of view.

Understanding Omniscient Third-Person Point of View: 9 Things You Should Know

Want to write in an omniscient third-person point of view? This article will teach you everything you need to know, including what it is, the benefits, and how to use it effectively.

The Hero's Journey and Why it Matters: The Mapping of the Human Soul

Learn how the Hero's Journey template provides insight into why people love stories so much.

Falling Action – What Is It and Other Questions answered

Find out what falling action is, why it's important, and some common questions writers have about it.

What Makes a Good Prologue for a Story? Tips and Ideas!

Wondering how you should start your novel or story? Here are some ideas on what makes an effective opener.

The Inciting Incident: 5 Tips For Starting Your Story With a Bang

Find out what an inciting incident is, how they can be used in your own stories, and five tips for writing the best one possible.

9 Tips on How to Write a Short Story

Learn how to write a short story with this list of tips that will help you reach the gravitas of a novel while keeping it concise.

How to develop rising action for your story

If you want people reading your story, it's important that you have a planned-out plot. Find out how to write the perfect rising action with this article.

Templates and Guides

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Designing Principle Examples

List of 20 Examples
Get this FREE list of 20 designing principles from famous movies and TV shows to give you ideas on how to build one for your story!
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Premise Builder

Notion Step-by-Step Guide
With this easy 9-step guide, you'll be able to create a strong premise that will serve as the foundation for your entire story. Premise Builder makes it easy to get started writing your novel today.
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Books

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting

Robert McKee

The essential guide to writing screenplays that engage and captivate audiences. This comprehensive book explores the principles of story structure and character development that will help you create a powerful and successful screenplay.

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The Writer's Journey - Mythic Structure for Writers

Christopher Vogler

Explore the universal patterns among the most memorable stories with the 12-steps of the Hero's Journey. Learn how you can use mythic structure to write better, more engaging stories.

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The Anatomy of Story

John Truby

A comprehensive tutorial covering the fundamentals of story examining each essential element and showing authors how to weave them seamlessly together to make an effective narrative.

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Courses

N.K. Jemison - Fantasy and Science Fiction Writing

MasterClass Course
Creating a world from scratch, developing compelling characters, and getting published is easier than you think with N. K. Jemisin's help. Learn to build your craft and share your voice with inclusive fiction that reflects you.
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