Perspective Series: #4 Breaking the fourth wall

Perspective Series: #4 Breaking the fourth wall

Have you ever had one of the main characters address you directly in a book or a film? The Breaking the Fourth Wall technique, in addition to others of our “Perspective series“, is used by authors and directors to engage and surprise the audience. What does “Breaking the Fourth Wall” mean? The concept of Breaking …

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Perspective Series: #3 Stream of consciousness

Perspective Series: #3 Stream of consciousness

The following technique in our perspective series has to do with psychology: we talk about the stream of consciousness. In this sense, the author uses narrative and stylistic devices to create the sense of an unedited interior monologue. What is a Stream of Consciousness? The stream of consciousness is a narrative technique that consists of …

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Narrative Techniques Series: #18 MacGuffin

Narrative Techniques Series: #18 MacGuffin

Have you ever heard of the MacGuffin? MacGuffin is one of the most interesting and complex Narrative Techniques. Indeed, you have noticed this Narrative Technique in some books or films. We will explain in detail what it is and the characteristics of the MacGuffin Narrative Technique. What is the Narrative Technique of MacGuffin? It is …

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Narrative Techniques Series: #17 Eucatastrophe

Narrative Techniques Series: #17 Eucatastrophe

During our Narrative Technique Series, we have explained some well-known techniques and some lesser-known ones.However, the one in this article you may have heard of a few times or perhaps never even heard of. We are talking about the Narrative Technique of Eucatastrophe. What is the Narrative Technique of Eucatastrophe? It is a very particular …

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Perspective Series: #1 First-person Narration

Perspective Series: #1 First-person Narration

When creating a new story, you also have to decide on the narrative perspective. Everything changes if the narration is done in the first person or another way. For this reason, we start with a new series: the Perspective Series and the First-person narration. In this article of the Perspective Series, we explain First-person narration …

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Narrative Techniques Series: #16 Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Narrative Techniques Series: #16 Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Let’s move on our journey between the Narrative Techniques Series. Whether you believe in destiny or not, it seems evident that there is a common thread in everyone’s life. As in reality, so it is in narration. In particular, there is a Narrative Technique called Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. It leads the protagonist to discover the inevitability …

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The 7-Point Story Structure

The 7-Point Story Structure

To create a narrative, it is necessary to think of a well-defined structure so that nothing is left to chance.There are particular narrative techniques that we have discussed extensively in the Narrative Technique Series, as well as Story Structure that come to the aid of the writer. Between them, there is the 7-Point Story Structure. …

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Narrative Techniques Series: #15 Predestination paradox

Narrative Techniques Series: #15 Predestination paradox

In the Narrative Techniques Series, the technique we address in this article is that of the Predestination paradox.This is a technique especially typical of science fiction stories and involves a return to the past. What is the Narrative Technique of the Predestination paradox? The predestination paradox is a situation in which a person travels back …

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