Good story development tips from C. S. Boyack over at Story Empire.
Hi gang, Craig here with you again. An understanding of story structure is important to our efforts, and I’m taking on one of the biggest ones. I’ll have to break this into several posts so it doesn’t get out of hand.
One of the things I’ve learned is that we get the same information over and over again. Then one day, some knucklehead says something a bit differently and it clicks. I want to be that knucklehead.
There are a bunch of different story structures, and I’ve dabbled with most of them. I even wrote one using the Fool’s Journey from the Tarot. The writing monomyth seems to be the biggest and most popular one. It’s a sequence of events, painted in broad terms, that most good stories have.
Okay, so it’s a monolith. Do you know how hard it is to find an image of a monomyth?
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