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Artist Creates Gorgeous Story Structure Map

Lots of writers like to map out their stories, but deviantART member Appylon has created a beautiful structure map.

As you plan the events in your next short story or novel, make sure your story follows the “major arcs of a story” sketched out here: “Beginning, rising actions, twist, climax, falling action, conclusion.”  We’ve embedded his chart above–what do you think of the simple story map?

Instead of mapping your story on a black and white charts like the Hero’s JourneyKurt Vonnegut Story Grids or Freytag’s Pyramid, you can arrange your story along this beautiful piece of art. (Image via)

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.