Filmmaker Andrew Stanton (“Toy Story,” “WALL-E”) shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning.
(Contains graphic language …)
All but my memoir, tie into my Reachville universe.
Jerrymanders is a digital story that I created for my 2nd Masters unit. It uses interactive media (ie. audio, video, images and written material) to tell a story.
A continuing story, intertwined with both Jerrymanders and Josephine Marlin. The Book of Matthew, The BOM, (available soon) reveals an interesting link to the greater universes.
Josephine Marlin is an ongoing, ten trilogy, own universe story. It crosses into alternate story lines and offers an eclectic set of genres, quilted and experimented with until they can't be stretched, or stitched, any further.
This memoir is not about the darkness, the oppression, it’s about using those events to share with you how humorous I view them now.
A template for this structure including a chart format for using as an outlining guide and suggested word count marks for an 80 000 novel to give an idea of how the beats are paced is available on my website under the ‘writing resources’ section.
I DID NOT create this plot structure, it was created by Blake Snyder. It is intended for screenwriting, but can be applied to novels too!
Keep in mind when using this plot structure that it can be applied in a less formulaic matter than it seems. Try to look at the structure in the terms of your specific plot.
A beat could present itself in very different and original ways depending on your story. And of course, if using any sort of plot structure, remember that story comes before structure.
Always prioritize your ideas over a formula someone who knows nothing about your book created!
Outro song: Who Knows Who Cares by Local Natives
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