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- Structure, GMC, Plotting
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This workshop explores story structure models from Aristotle's and Sid Field's 3-Acts, to Shakespeare's 5 acts, The Hero's Journey's 12 steps, Save The Cat's 13+ Beats, and several other less well known ones. The genres and sub-genres best suited to each story structure model are suggested, tweaking of structure models is encouraged, and to put it all together, character, mystery/suspense and romance arcs are overlaid with the various story structures so that participants can see how they work together. Pacing and tension will also be tied into structure models. There are detailed handouts--maps of the story structures--to keep participants on track. This workshop is ideal for both plotters and pantsers and those writers who are a little of both.
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I. Introduction: Why structure is important in storytelling.
II. 3 Act and 5 Act structures.
III. The Hero's Journey compared to 3 and 5 Act structures.
IV. Save the Cat! Beats compared to the Hero's Journey and 3 and 5 Act structures.
V. Michael Hauge's 6-stage story plot compared to the previous structures.
VI. Additional story structure models (Watts's 8-steps and Harmon's 8 stages) as compared to the previous structures.
VII. The cozy mystery story structure model.
VIII. The Genre Protagonist's character arc compared to several Story Structure Models.
IX. Protagonists' romantic and emotional arcs as they fit into several Story Structure Models.
There are handouts for each of these sections of the workshop, as well as the final "Story Structure Map" the shows how all the structure models work vis a vis each other and the romantic/emotional arc.
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