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The Almighty Heart

This invention is a story told by someone with a human heart and a god's all-seeing eye. Homer first used it in The Iliad, but you can find it throughout more recent fiction.

The invention works by tricking your brain into feeling like you're chanting with a greater human voice. It stimulates an endocrine response that is linked to feeling brave.

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This element of storytelling focuses on turning around the satire's tool so that instead of laughing at someone else, you will smile at yourself.

Here, a narrator uses a future-tense voice to address us in the present. In the late 19th century, this invention was engineered into the foundation of the modern thriller, such as H. Rider Haggard in King Solomon's Mines or variants such as The Bourne Identity.

The secret discloser activates dopamine neurons in the brain to convey the hedonic benefits of loving and being loved, making you more cheerful.

In this narrative technique, the narrator leads us inside a character's mind to see the character's remorse. For example, in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Jo March regrets accidentally burning her sister Meg's hair.

Shortly after 335 B.C., Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote a short treatise where he proposed that literature was many inventions, each constructed from an innovative use of story.

As recorded by Aristotle in Poetics, this invention's blueprint is a plot that discloses to the audience that a character is going to get hurt.

This helps with boosting your creativity. This innovation's blueprint is a rule-breaking element inside a larger formal structure, such as the Mother Goose's Medley nursery rhyme:

The plot twist thrilled Aristotle when he discovered it.

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