This book is meant as reference for new writers. Whatever we are attempting to write, we owe it to ourselves to at least know what is meant by structure, and what the various theories are on how a story, book, novel, or whatever we are attempting to write, should be structured.
The fact that so much is written on the subject seems to indicate that there is a need for some kind of plan to ensure that your work follows a logical plan. It seems to be general wisdom that writers need a structure that will ensure that they tell their story or get their message across in the best possible way for their subject matter and for their readers.
What is Structure? For me, the simple answer is that structure is about the way you set about telling your story so that the reader will gain the most understanding or satisfaction from it.
Nevertheless, new writers may be overwhelmed by the thought of having to go to such lengths before even beginning to write.
Please don’t be daunted. Don’t be put off by this. The reality is that all you need is an awareness that you must write your work, whatever it is, in a logical progression and in a way that will make it a good experience for the reader.
About the Author
When Robbie McCauley retired early from a varied working life, which included the duties of Secretary to Members of Parliament, Researcher, Primary School Teacher, and Bank Manager, she began to take writing classes and discovered the joy of writing short stories. At the same time Robbie decided to study for the Bachelor of Arts degree she had always wanted. This was the start of a new world. She now has many degrees including a Masters in Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism and a Post Graduate Diploma in Writing. Her qualifications provide an excellent background for story writing. At present Robbie teaches a writing class called "Let's Write a Book" with the University of the Third Age (U3A) and is happy to have finally written her own first novel, The Eleventh Hour, which is planned to be Book 1 of a trilogy. Robbie lives in Australia, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. She is divorced, has one lovely daughter, an excellent son-in-law, and three exciting grand children.