To explain how and why you use Narrative Triplets in your writing, I am referencing the film Spider-Man Into The Spiderverse, so this post does contain SPOILERS if you’ve not seen that film. I’ll cover key moments in the film and how these Narrative Triplets make the entire plot stronger.
Most of the time when you go into reading a book or watching a film, there will be a person who’s telling you the story, it might be the lead character who’s POV you’re in, or an actual narrator. That’s usually a person who you trust is giving you an accurate account of the events occurring in your story. However, there is such a thing as an “unreliable narrator,” and I’ll be explaining how and why you might use an “unreliable narrator” by referencing the book The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins.
Taking your characters from the mundane to the magical, a technique used in most fantasy stories, when you take your character from their normal life in their ordinary world that they’re familiar with, and into a magical world that’s new.
I’m going to explain what the “Inciting Incident” is in your story, where to put it, what it’s used for, and how to write it. I’ll be referencing the film The Matrix as an example of a really well written inciting incident.
If you’re a writer you’ll have heard the terms “protagonist” and “antagonist,” and you might have a baseline familiarity with what they are, but you might not have a complete understanding of the meaning. So to make it clear what they are, I’m going to explain exactly what these words mean, and reference the film Terminator 2 as an example of a Protagonist and an Antagonist.
Narrative Triplets is a story tool that you can use to make you story progress and keep it interesting. When a Narrative Triplet is used it makes the story feel extremely satisfying for the audience.
Viewer Gareth Shelley asked a question about how important a big vocabulary is when you want to write a book, and how you can overcome the problem of a small vocabulary to become a better writer.
When you’re a writer, people will often tell you that they too want to write a book. They have ideas, maybe a character or a concept, but they’re just not sure how to start it. And I always give them the same piece of advice.
I truly believe that the world should respect artists. Artists are essential for making life something we can enjoy. But so much of the world …