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The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations. The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations is a descriptive list which was created by Georges Polti to categorize every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance.

The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

To do this Polti analyzed classical Greek texts, plus classical and contemporaneous French works. He also analyzed a handful of non-French authors. The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations. 25 Story Starters for Writing Fiction. Posted by Melissa Donovan on September 17, 2015 · Get creative with these story starters.

25 Story Starters for Writing Fiction

Are you a storyteller? 25 Story Starters for Writing Fiction. CALLIHOO Writing Idea Generators: The 37 Dramatic Situations. The Thirty-six (plus one) Dramatic Situations Georges Polti says that all stories boil down to just 36 dramatic situations and takeoffs of those situations.

CALLIHOO Writing Idea Generators: The 37 Dramatic Situations

Somebody else out there added #37. If you're stuck for a situation, try this. CALLIHOO Writing Idea Generators: The 37 Dramatic Situations. Short Story Ideas - Scenarios. Thirteen Writing Prompts. [Originally published May 4, 2006.]

Thirteen Writing Prompts.

Write a scene showing a man and a woman arguing over the man’s friendship with a former girlfriend. Do not mention the girlfriend, the man, the woman, or the argument. Write a short scene set at a lake, with trees and shit. Throw some birds in there, too. Creative Writing Prompts for Sci-Fi &Fantasy... Posted by Melissa Donovan on April 5, 2013 · Fantastical creative writing prompts.

Creative Writing Prompts for Sci-Fi &Fantasy...

In the world of creative writing, we’ve only begun tapping the possibilities in speculative fiction, a genre that includes science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, supernatural, horror, and superhero stories, as well as anything that ventures beyond known reality. Speculative fiction is an under-recognized genre: Academia and literary elitists traditionally haven’t given it much credence, although it has been gaining acclaim in recent years. But the genre’s fans are rabid. In fact, you won’t find a more dedicated group of readers anywhere else, which makes reading and writing speculative fiction a delight. How to Plot and Write a Novel: Plan Your Novel Writing with the Snowflake Method. Many novelists mull over story ideas, letting them ripen and develop over time.

How to Plot and Write a Novel: Plan Your Novel Writing with the Snowflake Method

When the story is ready to be told, instead of just sitting down and starting to type, try the Snowflake Method. This step-by-step way to write a novel begins with essential elements and becomes more detailed with each step. Essential Elements for Novel Structure.