Plot + Story Structure

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.

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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.

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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