Hello, all you creatives! What’s the difference between a day dream put to paper and a well-written story? Structure!
I know, I know, you’re creative! You don’t breath the same air as the rest of the world, you don’t abide by the square pegs people try to put you in — but hear me out. I’m all for writing without a goal, pantsing, or plotting it all out, if it leads you to the bang-out, best story of your life. But I guarantee employing story structure will take your plot to the next level, after the first draft.
Story structure is actually everywhere if you look for it – all your favorite movies, and even your seemingly ambling novels (Holden Caulfield does have goals, I swear). For great, and succinct, explanations on everything from the hook to the climax, I consult the great K.M. Weiland’s website, aptly named Helping Writers Become Authors. She has many available resources for free, as well as for purchase items – each of which are worth the low-price.
There are plenty of writing gurus out there. Which do you consult? Who is your go-to?
Shout out to the incisive creative, author Raimey Gallant, for creating this Author Toolbox Blog Hop, and allowing us writers to converge on the inter-webs once a month. Check out her page and others back at the hub!