Story Grid

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Story Climax: Revealing the Character of the Protagonist

The story climax is when the protagonist decides and acts. We see the true character of the protagonist only in the choices they make.

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What is a Scene? Definition and 17 Types of Scenes

What is a scene in a story? Are there different types of scenes? We walk you through the definition and show you 17 different types of scenes.

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Story Theme: Definition and Examples for a Controlling Idea

The story theme is the takeaway message the writer wants the reader to discover from reading the story. It is the deeply held truth we are embedding into our story.

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Genre Conventions: Must-Have Elements of Story

What are Genre Conventions? Genre conventions are specific requirements for the story’s ALTERNATE WORLD, AVATARS, and catalysts that create conflict and enable solutions. Without specific genre conventions, the reader will be confused, unsettled, or bored and quit reading. Genre Conventions set up genre audience expectations and create the potential for specific change in the OBLIGATORY... Read more »

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Content Genre: What are they? Why do they matter?

When it comes to writing, genre can be a big, confusing topic. Yet, understanding genres of writing is an important tool to get your story right.

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Western and Eastern Genre: Stories of Subjugation and Freedom

An external story in the Western or Eastern genres focuses on the conflict between the individual and society.

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Genres of Writing: Definition, Examples, and Reader Expectations

Genre is a label that tells audience members what to expect from our stories. Genres of writing is a fundamental tool for storytellers.

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Obligatory Moments in Story and Genre

Obligatory Moments are the key events in every story that change the human value and pay off reader expectations in a story.

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Action Genre: How to Tell an Exciting Life and Death Story

A story in the action genre focuses on the protagonist’s sacrifice for life and death and generates excitement in the reader.

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Story Grid 101

This is where to start when diving into the Story Grid Universe. The tools and methodology are here for writing a story that works.