Freytag's Pyramid: The Five-Act Structure Explained

October 23, 2020 - Perfecting your Craft -

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Freytag’s pyramid is a term that any writer obsessed with story structure will inevitably encounter. Conjuring up notions of dark, ancient tombs, this intimidating-sounding theory is actually very easy to understand. The pyramid, also known as ‘Freytag’s triangle’ or ‘five act structure’, is a straightforward way of organizing narrative. Read on to discover the five ... read more »

21 Memoir Examples to Inspire Your Own Memoir

August 12, 2020 - Perfecting your Craft -

memoir examples

Writing a memoir is a daunting endeavor for any author: how do you condense your entire life story into a mere couple hundred pages? Of course, you'll find plenty of online guides that will help you write a memoir by leading you through the steps. But other times that old adage “show, don’t tell” holds ... read more »

How to Write a Trilogy in 6 Steps

June 17, 2020 - Perfecting your Craft -

how to write a trilogy

It’s hardly a surprise that you want to know how to write a trilogy — there’s something inherently satisfying about the number three and its ubiquity in Western culture. You can see it in the holy trinity, the three witches in Macbeth, and the Latin dictum omne trium perfectum, or “everything in threes is perfect.” ... read more »

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