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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James Scott Bell’s a Disturbance and Two Doorways

James Scott Bell’s a Disturbance and Two Doorways

As we saw in our Narrative Technique Series, there are several methodologies for creating a story and making it compelling. For instance, often, a story begins with the protagonist facing a particular situation. Sometimes, he has to face two choices. This Story Structure is the James Scott Bell’s Disturbance and Two Doorways. What is James …

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Narrative Techniques Series: #14 Narrative Hook

Narrative Techniques Series: #14 Narrative Hook

Have you ever started reading a book that got you so hooked that you couldn’t stop? In this case, it’s the Narrative Hook, a narrative technique that we explain today in this Narrative Technique Series article. What is the Narrative Technique of the Hook? The Narrative Technique of the Hook consists of the story opening …

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Three-Act Story Structure

Three-Act Story Structure

Throughout this Story Structures Series, we have learned several methods and techniques for structuring a narrative: from Randy Ingermanson’s method to the more classic Dean Koontz method. In this article, we explain how to structure a story with the Three-Act Story Structure. What is The Three-Act Story Structure? It is a classic and basic method …

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Narrative Techniques Series: #13 Frame Story and Framing Device

Narrative Techniques Series: #13 Frame Story and Framing Device

In this new article dedicated to Narrative Techniques Series, we address Frame Story and Framing Device Narrative Techniques. They are different from each other and somehow intertwined. It is not a simple link between the various events told in a story. A “frame” encloses the facts and stories of the narrative. What are the Narrative …

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Dean Koontz’s Classic Story Structure

Dean Koontz’s Classic Story Structure

Let’s move in our journey of Story Structure Series writing about Dean Koontz’s Classic Story Structure. In the previous article, we learn about Randy Ingermanson’s Snowflake Method whereas the Dean Koontz’s method is simpler. It equally takes its cue from the base of the story, elaborated however differently, through three main steps. What is the …

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Narrative Techniques Series: #12 Cliffhanger

Narrative Techniques Series: #12 Cliffhanger

Do you know how when you’re reading a book, the chapter ends with such a suspenseful ending that you can’t stop reading? The same thing happens in cinema, in some movies, and especially in some TV series. In this article of our Narrative Techniques Series, we’re learning something new about the Cliffhanger technique. What is …

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