I think I wanna quit writing and just become a lawyer… then write! :D


More than 90% of high school students in the USA play videogames, and a significant percentage favour role-playing games above all others. How much do these children owe to the original Dungeons and Dragons books from the 1970s?
Image: Cosplay and World of Warcraft. Photo by Doug Kline, The Conmunity - Pop Culture Geek. CC-BY-2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
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Literary theory and criticism is a specialized field of study. If you’re talking to people who haven’t studied it or who have just a passing acquaintance with it, you may encounter some generalizations about what it is and its value. Here are a few of the most common misunderstandings about literary theory.

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Mastering your summer reading.
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Resources for brainstorming, outlining, plotting, and organizing your fiction. Only contains useful things.
The Most Important Intro Ever:
Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories
Online Writing Guides:
The Snowflake Method
Chuck Wendig’s 25 Things You Should Know About Story Structure
Chuck Wendig’s 25 Things You Should Know About Plot
Chuck Wendig’s 25 Things You Should Know About Outlining
Chuck Wendig’s 25 Ways To Plot, Plan, And Prep Your Story
Storyfix’s Story Structure Series (start with this one)
This image is really helpful, but I have no idea of the source.
Story Structure 101: Super Basic Shit (this references Dan Harmon’s plotting method of choice)
And look, here’s a thing I wrote you on the structure of tragedy.
Recommended Literary Theory:
Propp’s Functions of Folk Tales (and the TVTropes page)
Monomyth Theory (and the simplified TVTropes page)
Christopher Booker’s Seven Basic Plots (once again, see TVTropes)
In Conclusion:
Why Story Structure Formulas Don’t Work (A.K.A. It’s helpful to know and think about all of the above while writing, but don’t take any of this as a hard and fast rule.)
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~   Poet David Constantine’s thoughts on poetry. (via oupacademic)
~   Bertolt Brecht - A Short Organum for the Theatre (via bustakay)
Opaque  by  andbamnan