Welcome to the Storymind Writer’s Library

Since 1997, Storymind has supported novelists and screenwriters with hundreds of free original articles and streaming videos on creative writing, story development, story structure, and narrative science.

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Creative Writing

Ideas for finding inspiration, beating writer’s block, tips for beginning writers, making your storytelling flow, and amping up the power of your words.

Story Development

Tips, tricks, and techniques for turning your ideas into characters, plot, theme, and genre. Learn how to build your story’s world and construct a timeline step by step.

Story Structure

Learn why stories work as you explore the mechanisms of narrative and discover how to build a structure that perfectly supports your story.

Narrative Science

Dig deeper into the psychology behind narrative structure and how narrative drives our behavior in the real world, both as individuals and in societal groups.