Hello to all!
Since it’s been a while since my last Tips for Writers post, I figured I would start my first post of the week with one of these. And today, we’ll be going over something very important ; story structure!
Story structure is exactly what it sounds like, the structure of a story. But what makes up that structure, and how does it go?
A common structure used in almost all stories is the Hero’s Journey, which I have actually done a two-part post on. Check that out for a clearer definition of that structure.
However, the structure of a story mostly relies on the author. I’ve said that almost all parts of the writing process depend on the writer, and it is no different here.
Another way of looking a structure is with the four stages of a story:
Introduction-Introducing the characters and setting
Development-The main conflict shows for the first time
Twist-Something unexpected happens, throwing the characters and readers for a loop
Resolution-Everything comes together in a satisfying conclusion
This structure can also change based on the writer. Some may put multiple twists to keep readers guessing. Others may put the resolution first as a sort of preview. It all depends on the writer.
As long as you stick to this basic structure, you should come up with a coherent story.
Just do what you want, and write what only you can tell.
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