A brief anatomy of story

Every story is about getting lost in a dark forest and trying to find your way to the other side.

Who you are (character) shapes what you do (plot) which defines the lessons you learn (theme) which changes who you are (transformation) at which point you stumble into sunlight.

Complement with these three quick writing tips for novelistshow to figure out what happens next, and this podcast interview on why reading fiction is like visiting a foreign country.

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