Themes + Symbolism

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.

What Is Personification and How to Use It Effectively in a Story

We define and provide examples of personification as well as go over some tips and techniques you can use to make your personifications more believable and captivating.

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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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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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