What are the Characteristics of a User Story? [The Big 7]

Product managers, and PMPs use the term “user story” in agile. The word “story” is so overused, that it’s similar to the word “love” – both have many different meanings. Stories could be Snapchat posts, great books, documentary films, or (in the case of a user story) a communication tool. But what is a user … Read more

Storytelling Activities for Adults

Storytelling isn’t just for kids. It’s for everyone of all ages. It can be a therapeutic activity that brings comfort, reduces stress, boosts confidence, stimulates creativity, increases social interaction, or just a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend your time. Aside from its mental, emotional, and social benefits, storytelling also expands one’s horizon by feeding … Read more

Character Types: This Will Help You Remember the Difference!

Within a narrative, there are four character types that you’ll meet time and time again — flat, round, static and dynamic. And no, flat and static characters are not the same thing, just as round and dynamic aren’t either. Thoroughly confused? Read on and I’ll help you out. Writers reveal characterization through narration, clothing, direct speech, … Read more

Freytag’s Pyramid: How To Use This Powerful 7-Step Dramatic Structure

Freytag's Pyramid Diagram

Many stories (especially ones with subplots) can become quite complex in terms of their composition. But regardless of whether it is a short story or a great novel, each of these stories follow a famous dramatic structure: Freytag’s Pyramid. In this article, we’ll talk about this famous story structure and how it can make your … Read more