Structure

Kishōtenketsu

Kishōtenketsu: The Four Act Narrative (or Plot Without Conflict)

Kishōtenketsu is a four act narrative structure that is not based on conflict and resolution. It's a common format in Manga narratives and video games.

fixing bad writing

10 Reasons Why your Writing Sucks and What You Can Do To Make It Not

Sometimes a writer thinks their works sucks and it's just a crisis of confidence. Other times the writing actually sucks. How can you tell the difference?

character development in fiction

Developing Characters Using the Soul Triptych Model

The soul triptych is a literary model for examining how a cast of characters works together in a particular story. Not every story will use the soul triptych. It’s just one way of thinking about developing characters and character archetypes, and can be a useful approach for writers.