Writing in Threes
Via Bertram's Blog:
To use the power of three in articles: Set up your premise, prove it, conclude it.
To use the power of three in a mystery: Give one clue to tantalize; two to suggest a direction of discovery; three to create a pattern.
To use the power of three in a story: Create tension, develop it, release it.
To use the power of three in description: Mention three attributes.
To use the power of three in devising a plot, following the storyline of The Three Bears....
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"3" creates a series, a sequence, a path of cause and effect - but in the most economical way. A story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Goldilocks finds the Three Bears' porridge too hot, too cold, or just right.
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