structure

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 ›

Confused Words

Occasionally it can be difficult to choose the correct word, and this can be compounded by the fact that so many words can look or sound the same and yet mean entirely different things. Here’s a list of some of those… 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 ›