Outlines

Here you will find some useful tips and information about outlining and some of the many different ways to outline a story 😀

The Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s journey is a widespread form of story structure derived from mythologist Joseph Campell’ s ‘Monomyth’ from his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, which was originally published in 1949 There are twelve steps, and as you go… Read More ›

The Three Act Structure

I’ve written before about story structure and about how I structure my own stories, but I thought that I would talk a little bit about another useful (if a bit more complicated) way of structuring your story elements, the Three Act Structure…. Read More ›

Building a Story

In my post about Story Structure, I talked about the six main elements or structural points I use on Freytag’s Pyramid. Here are those points with a brief description (as I understand them) of what they are: Exposition This is the… Read More ›

Story Structure

I used to hate the words ‘story structure’. I had always tried to ignore the concept and just ‘do my own thing’, writing whatever came into my head, or ‘pantsing’ if you will. I regarded the idea of forcing my… Read More ›