May 22Problem-Solving and the Order of Acts Within a Story
The order in which an Author presents the thematic material of their narrative relies on the specific technique the Main Character uses to resolve problems.
June 22, 2016A New Look at Plot Points
Updated and refurbished, the most looked-at article on this site gets updated by returning it to its original publishing status.
December 6, 2015The Tyranny Of The Page Number
Ancient beliefs die hard.
September 3, 2015Journeys Vs. Signposts
The difference between Journeys and Signposts.
Why You Need Four Acts Instead of Three
The middle of a story requires greater definition than the beginning or the end.
Generating Dramatic Tension Within Each Act Of Your Story: Part Two
For Two-Act structures, tension exists with the juxtaposition of two key plot points.
Identifying The Number Of Acts In Your Story
The number of Acts in your story depends on the underlying thematic material you wish to explore.