Questions 829: Story structure and draft management Tim asks: “How vital is it to adhere to a story structure when writing a rough draft?” Resources Mentioned: Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger Tarantino films The Resurrection Junket by J. Daniel Sawyer The 5th Gender by Gail Carriger Down From Ten by J. …
Allie asks: Any advice for ensuring good structure for ensemble casts? How does structure differ between ensemble stories and single protagonist stories? Subscribe Here!
Simon asks: What are the main ways of structuring stories, and can you rate them? Subscribe Here!
Subscribe Here! Roland asks: “What’s your take on when an author should use a prologue, and how it should relate to the rest of the book?” Resources Mentioned: Opening prologue to Ralph Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings Opening prologue to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings
Subscribe Here! Caine asks: Do readers finish books if they guess the ending too soon? Resources mentioned: Instinct Silence of the Lambs The Usual Suspects Bulwer-Lytton Charles Dickens
Subscribe Here! Ed has feedback on the recent episode discussing trends in interactive fiction.
Subscribe Here! Kendra asks, “I’d like to move away from outlining, but worry my story structure will suffer. What can I do?” This episode sponsored by BundleRabbit
Subscribe Here! Tammy asks: “Is it odd to skip around a bit when writing, instead of writing from start to end in order?”
Subscribe Here! Robert asks: “What are good ways to introduce the antagonist when restricted to the protagonist’s POV??” The Maltese Falcon The Big Sleep Lord of the Rings He Ain’t Heavy Blood And Weeds
Subscribe Here! Scott says: “I’ve seen authors tell complicated stories with alternating points of view. How do you make the threads meet up in the end?” This episode sponsored by BundleRabbit Resources Mentioned: Once a Hero