Weekly Production Tip #16: Story Structure - Raindance

Knowing about different types of story structure allows you to diversify your repertoire as a writer.

Story structure is one of those things that is constantly argued over in writing circles. ‘No, this is the right way to do it’, ‘No, there is actually only one type of story’, ‘No, your story structure paradigm misses the key beat in Act 3.75’ etc…

You can argue that there’s only a few story structure types or that there are hundreds. At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter. What matters is getting the story you want to tell into some sort of shape, a pattern that is comprehensible and traceable (though not necessarily linear).

In the video below, we talk about 3 different types of story structure: 2 traditional ones, 3-Act Structure and Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth, and a slightly less traditional one known as the Story Circle. Enjoy!

Watch our video below to find out more about story structure:




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