Plotting with the Freytag Pyramid
Lecture no. 10 from the course: Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques
Taught by Professor James Hynes | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Whether you’re writing literary fiction or a potboiler, your story needs a structure. Freytag’s Pyramid is the classic structure for moving a story from an initial situation through a series of conflicts to a resolution. Examine every stage of the pyramid with examples ranging from The Wizard of Oz to Middlemarch to Game of Thrones.