Fiction Friday: The ABC’s of Structure

Posted Jan 19 2013

This term, my writing class is on structure. There are several classic structures used in storytelling: Linear–most common. Chronological, escalating tension. Used for most screenplays and novels. Quest–episodic, with multiple antagonists. Think Lord of the Rings. Pattern–scenes not arranged chronologically, but by relationship. Think Love, Actually. Framed–an outer story and an inner story. Example: The […]


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