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Doug Toft, “Writing Compelling Stories — Insights from Jon Franklin, Master of the Nonfiction Short Story” (Dec 23, 2017)

Check out Twine, an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

“Once Upon a Time…”: A Simple Structure for a Better Story /

Those who struggle with meandering bedtime stories might consider picking up a book like Brian McDonald’s, Invisible Ink. He lists seven steps to a better story. These structural helps are:

  1. Once upon a time…
  2. And every day…
  3. Until one day…
  4. And because of this…
  5. And because of this…
  6. Until finally…
  7. And ever since that day…

See it in action at Zach Franzen, “Seven Steps to a Better Bedtime Story”.