Resisting Structure

Acts are containers to hold your story. If you are using Classical Act form, you have 4 containers.

Now add another container or take one away. You story is reshaped, requiring you to make new choices of to tell it.

Often, beginning writers resist Classic Act structure and dump structure entirely, then flounder as they try and find the shape of their story.

Structure is a tool to help you get from the beginning of your story to the end. How many acts you choose to tell it is up to you.

Up next Quit Making Excuses Which of these would you rather be? The person who has a “Great Idea” and tells everyone about it and says that one day he is going to write it. or Just Write If I have one goal, it is for you to write. There are no real secrets anymore. The information can be found online and free. If you don’t trust it,
Latest posts 23/ Stretched thin and moving forward The Rule of Threes, Conflict, and Starting Your Story 22/ Blogging is my Hobby More than One Want Old Posts Why is this particular character on this journey? Breaking the Website, Breaking the Book You’ll get through it 100 Attempts My March Challenge Becoming a Streamer Make your story (and marketing) rhyme What I want to do around here On Canoeing Reader Error The Continuum of Long Term Listen for the music Imposter Syndrome 21/ Tiny Notes Notes on “The Calculus of Grit” Tea Time Log Jams and the Creativity Faucet Thoughts on edits after the fact Low stakes New site, new changes Story Maps To Kate The Harold 20/ New Directions Stability 250 Words