Dramatica: A Fractal Model Of Story Structure
Acts within Acts within Acts within Acts; the structure of a story cascades into an unending pattern.
Throughout the Universe our minds find evidence of iterative patterns. The Fibonacci spiral approximates the golden spiral by drawing circular arcs through smaller and smaller squares arranged in an infinite ratio. If story exists as an analogy to the processes within our minds, it only follows that a functioning model of story structure maintain this observable pattern.
Establishing A Difference Between Plot And Exposition
Understanding the difference between the two bridges the gap between theory and application.
Melanie posits an excellent distinction between the internal order of events within a narrative, and the external revelation of those events: