Themes + Symbolism

Eight Key Elements of a Story: What Every Writer Needs to Know

A story is more than just a series of events. In this article, we will discuss the eight essential elements that make up a story and how they are important to constructive a narrative.

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

Robert McKee

The essential story guide to captivate audiences.

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The Writer's Journey - Mythic Structure for Writers

Christopher Vogler

The 12-step Hero's Journey structure.

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The Anatomy of Story

John Truby

A comprehensive guide on storytelling essentials.

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