What is a circle composition?

Author of the article: Tatiana Zhakova
Journalist, linguist, teacher of storytelling with 10 years of experience
In 2015 she created and promoted her project about Nizhny Novgorod, nnstories.ru, after which she created a course called "Storytelling: How to Tell Your Story" based on it. Over 4,000 students have taken the course.

A linguist by education, she quickly masters new areas. Now she is actively studying screenwriting and storytelling in movies/serials, and writes about it in her project's blog.
One of the most interesting techniques of storytelling is circular composition. It often helps to keep the viewer's/reader's interest in the story.

The essence of the technique: at the beginning of the story we are shown a different time period (most often it is the end of the story), then move to the main time of action and end where they began, as if "looping" the story. This creates additional intrigue and forces us to switch series after series, waiting to see what it was at the beginning.
We can see very vividly the use of this technique in many modern TV series.
For example, "And there are fires burning everywhere. From the very beginning we see that someone has set something on fire, but it is not at all clear who did it and why. And each new episode gives us new ideas about what really happened.
The same technique is used in "Big Little Lies. We also see that a murder has taken place, but until the very end we do not know not only who killed and why, but also who was killed. Each episode also begins with speculation and clues about what happened, but the intrigue remains right to the end.
If you think back to teenage series, the same scheme is played out in the Spanish series "Elite", and it's not just the show itself, but every season, and every episode. And in "13 Reasons Why" they also use a different coloring of the picture depending on the "ring" - if we are in the present, the picture is colder, if in the past, it's warmer.
You, too, can adopt this technique and base your posts/articles on it. At the beginning you give an intrigue, reasoning as if "from the end" of the story. And then gradually reveal it, coming to the point from which you started, "looping" your story