Choose Your Own Adventures: Using Story Structure

Season 3 | Episode 8
20m | Apr 30, 2024

Plottr creator Cameron Sutter joins Bonnie and Miranda to discuss their favorite story structures and how to effectively use them. Whether you’re a planner or a pantser, understanding the elements of structure is crucial to crafting a compelling narrative. A solid grounding in a variety of structures can help you avoid plotholes, meet reader expectations, and deliver satisfying character arcs. Through intentional and flexible use of story structure, you can leave your readers both satisfied and surprised with how your story ends.

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P. Djèlí Clark’s Abeni’s Dream

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Sound engineering by Luke Fischer

Cover art by Maggie Walker

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