Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Rule of Three

Whether you're writing a blog post, a poem, or a novel, remember the "rule of three."
Fairy tales understand the importance of this concept. From the cradle, we have been trained to recognize the potent force of a trio.
Three pigs. Three bears. Three sisters.
Three is more powerful than five or five hundred.
When events happen in threes, they resonate in the reader's subconscious.
Look to nature for examples--the three-leaf clover is the rule rather than the exception.
Assignment: Think of ways you can add a trio to your next blog post.