Why You Need Four Acts Instead of Three
The middle of a story requires greater definition than the beginning or the end.
Narrative Structure Gives Purpose to Story
Story structure may not be everything, but every story needs structure.
Generating Dramatic Tension Within Each Act of Your Story: Part Five
The right to write rests within anyone possessing the inclination to say something meaningful and true.
Generating Dramatic Tension Within Each Act of Your Story: Part Four
The path through narrative begins on one side of the internal/external fence and ends on the other.
Generating Dramatic Tension Within Each Act Of Your Story: Part Three
When it comes to increasing pressure on the characters in a story, look to the negative influences available within the structure.
Generating Dramatic Tension Within Each Act Of Your Story: Part Two
For Two-Act structures, tension exists with the juxtaposition of two key plot points.
Generating Dramatic Tension Within Each Act Of Your Story: Part One
Understanding how your characters feel requires stepping out of their shoes and looking at them from a dispassionate objective view.
Dramatica: A Fractal Model Of Story Structure
Acts within Acts within Acts within Acts; the structure of a story cascades into an unending pattern.
Finding The Major Dramatic Question Of Your Story
An accurate account of the tension within a story requires writers to take an objective view of their story.
Identifying The Number Of Acts In Your Story
The number of Acts in your story depends on the underlying thematic material you wish to explore.