Let's Blow Up Freytag's Pyramid

Some thoughts on story shapes and structures

In my last newsletter, I had a parenetical dig at Freytag’s Pyramid and a reader emailed me to ask if I’d every written essay about it. I haven’t, but story structure is something I teach in my classes and it seems like a perfect newsletter topic!

If you’ve ever taken a creative writing class, you’ve probably seen it. It’s typically rendered like this:

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