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Is It Story That Makes Us Read?

Is It Story That Makes Us Read? | AdLit | Scoop.it
Plots: the who, what, and where — but maybe not why — of literature. Plus, the history of plot and literature's very worst endings.

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Literary or Genre, It’s the Plot That Counts

Literary or Genre, It’s the Plot That Counts | AdLit | Scoop.it
We writers like to talk about elements of craft. Character, theme, setting, voice, point of view, language. But I seldom hear fellow writers talking about plot.

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Story Arc | A Simple Way to Understand and Plot Your Novel

Story Arc | A Simple Way to Understand and Plot Your Novel | AdLit | Scoop.it
A story arc is the chain on which the pearls, or scenes, of your novel are strung. The story arc--or narrative arc--is the same thing as "plot."

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Penelope's curator insight, August 2, 7:15 PM
Simply explained, this article is a great keeper to explain story arc. What it is, why it's important, and how to use it to make your novels pop with tension.

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly" ***


Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 4, 10:21 PM
Helpful way to understand and organize plot.
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By data mining a vast collection of novels, researchers have identified the six basic plots that all stories follow

By data mining a vast collection of novels, researchers have identified the six basic plots that all stories follow | AdLit | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Computational Story Laboratory have identified the six emotional arcs that form the building blocks of all stories.

Via Sharon Bakar, Jim Lerman
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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 15, 7:33 PM

This research throws important light on the study of storytelling. If you are into the topic, this article (and the linked paper) are must reading!

Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 15, 7:34 PM

This research throws important light on the study of storytelling. If you are into the topic, this article (and the linked paper) are must reading!

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Key Elements Of A Story: The Flashpoint

Key Elements Of A Story: The Flashpoint | AdLit | Scoop.it
The flashpoint of a story is its first turning point and has the function of bringing chaos where there was order.
It is the point of no return, the trigger that gives rise to conflict and action.

Via Sharon Bakar, Lynnette Van Dyke, Charles Fischer
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