Save

Save

Paula Wynne's picture
Paula Wynne

Pinned 1 year 8 months ago onto Writing Advice

Breaking Down Story Structure

Source: https://scriptangel.wordpress.com/tag/michael-hague/

I have always used and preferred Michael Hauge's story structure, simply because it comes naturally to me while writing. However, after doing some research for my last novel, I was reacquainted with Chris Vogler - having read his Hero's Journey early in my writing career. At that time I thought his Story Structure for writers was too long-winded, but suddenly it all seemed to fall into place.

That possibly happened due to the passage of time and more experience in writing. The lesson for writers here is to be always questioning and thus always learning about the art of the creative writing process.

So back to reality and questioning story structure. I googled story structure models and found a buffet of images comparing everything from Michael Hauge's process to Vogler, Watts and Field.

On the various formulas for story structure, The Script Angel put it aptly: There are many ways to Skin The Cat. They used this diagram by JT Velikovsky (creator of StoryAlity) which breaks down the terminology and templates used by different schools of thought on screenplay structure.

Read The Script Angel's post to see what Xandria Horton has learned about story structure.

Upvote this Pin: 
0

Log in to vote
Comments
Leave your comment below
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Pinned onto the category

Writing Advice

A Comparison of Seven Story Structure ModelsPsychological Thrillers That Will Mess With Your HeadWhat Is Story Theme?Excel Worksheets For Writerslearning to write a killer thrillerWhen Is The Inciting Incident In A Story PlotWriting Thrillers To Scare The Pants Off Your ReadersWriting A Psychological ThrillerBest Visual Verbs For WritersOnline Etymology Dictionary For Historical Fiction WritersMind-Blogging Story Structure
8 Point Story Arc
Originally pinned by

Paula Wynne

The Dragon's Woman Paranormal Romance Giveaway
Swearing For Writers
Free Writing Resources
Milijun Sci-Fi Adventure Giveaway
Win A ProWriting Aid Lifetime Software License
Pinned onto the board

Writing Advice

3 Acts to Your Story Structure
5 Rules Every First-Time Author Needs To Know About Planning A Novel
Structure Your Novel
Free Writing Resources
8 Point Story Arc
Scroll to top