Story Structure Architect

Story Structure Architect

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by Victoria Lynn Schmidt
     
 

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Build a Timeless, Original Story Using Hundreds of Classic Story Motifs!

It's been said that there are no new ideas; but there are proven ideas that have worked again and again for all writers for hundreds of years.

Story Structure Architect is your comprehensive reference to the classic recurring story structures used by every great author

Overview

Build a Timeless, Original Story Using Hundreds of Classic Story Motifs!

It's been said that there are no new ideas; but there are proven ideas that have worked again and again for all writers for hundreds of years.

Story Structure Architect is your comprehensive reference to the classic recurring story structures used by every great author throughout the ages. You'll find master models for characters, plots, and complication motifs, along with guidelines for combining them to create unique short stories, novels, scripts, or plays. You'll also learn how to:

  • Build compelling stories that don't get bogged down in the middle
  • Select character journeys and create conflicts
  • Devise subplots and plan dramatic situations
  • Develop the supporting characters you need to make your story work
Especially featured are the standard dramatic situations inspire by Georges Polti's well-known 19th century work, The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations. But author Victoria Schmidt puts a 21st-century spin on these timeless classics and offers fifty-five situations to inspire your creativity and allow you even more writing freedom. Story Structure Architect will give you the mold and then help you break it.

This browsable and interactive book offers everything you need to craft a complete, original, and satisfying story sure to keep readers hooked!

Editorial Reviews

Learning to create plausible plots and subplots is an essential writing skill: A story without structure is an amorphous blob. Victoria Schmidt's Story Structure Architect is designed to shepherd struggling authors through each seemingly daunting step of the structuring process: from identifying characters and plot tension; to generating conflict, weaving in subplots, and resolving your story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582976990
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
07/12/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

The author of 45 Master Characters, Victoria Lynn Schmidt, Ph.D. holds degrees in film production and creative writing and also has a Ph.D. in psychology. Victoria also works locally as a story analyst and writer.

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Story Structure Architect 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If your are a new, beginning or established writer, Story Structure Architect is an invaluable work. Whatever guidance you need or if you need something to jump-start your brain, you will find a page within to help you. The cover design, like a worn, often used book is fantastic. If you are a writer or would like to be one, you owe it to yourself to buy this book.
GJJensen More than 1 year ago
A lot of writing books give generalized advise. Show, don't tell, read a lot, and use good grammar. So many books say those things that it is discouraging to keep looking for a good one. This is one of those that gets deep into the mechanics and the "how" of effective writing. It's worth the time to read and reflect on how it can be applies to your current project.
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Xpectation More than 1 year ago
Excellent reference. This book makes it easy for you to gather your approach to the writing process.
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Ah-mazing 'cause it got me out of my writer's block. I recommend this book for all writers.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find the examples to be unhelpful. Why do writing teachers use movie example rather than examples from the plots of books? Most of the examples used would be better suited for a screenwriting course. Give books and written stories their due. (I reserve the right to revisit this eval if ...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very helpfull