Story Structure Architect

Story Structure Architect

by Victoria Lynn Schmidt

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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582976990
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/12/2005
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 437,820
File size: 2 MB

About 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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