Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Story Structure

I've been perusing Larry Brooks' site, Storyfix, and I like his approach to story structure. I recently took an online class through WriterU called Character-Driven Plotting and the teacher, CJ Lyons, covered story structure that was similar to what I've been studying from Larry Brooks. CJ actually combined story structure with the Hero's Journey which I found fascinating and it made a lot of sense to me.

I saw this link to Dan Wells' presentation at BYU's LTUE in February on story structure and thought some of you might find it helpful. I could not attend LTUE so I appreciate this opportunity to watch Dan's presentation. It's in five parts and I've only uploaded the first one here. It's well worth the watch if you'd like to learn more about story structure--all five parts take about an hour.



Noble M Standing said...

Interesting. I have found that combining Story Structure and Heroes Journey makes perfect sense to me. I love what Brooks structure has done for my writing. Thanks for the video.