9 Tips for a Satisfying Plot

Shaelin Bishop

Duration: 16m

There's a formula to storytelling; audiences gravitate toward stories that consist of these 9 key elements. Learn about Genre Awareness, Change + Growth, Set-up and Payoff, Unpredictability, Causality, Mystery + Revelation, Suspense and snap, emotional balance and cohesion, unrest and resolution.

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Shaelin Bishop
Fiction Writer

Shaelin Bishop is a fiction writer from Vancouver and a recent graduate from the University of Victoria's undergraduate writing program. Her work has previously appeared in The Fiddlehead and The Puritan. Here she is reading her story "Wishbone", which appeared in PRISM international's 58.3 SPRAWL Issue.