Literary Liaisons

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Is Story Structure Like a Circus Tent? Yep!

Much is written about story architecture; some info helps, some just confuses. Me, I like the KISS method;  Keep It Simple Silly! 
 I just found this Circus tent chart (how’s that for keepin’ it silly!) and wanted to share. As far as the story structure information goes it’s nothing new. But what is new, creative and oh so helpful is the way this writer Rachel Savage put it together in a great visual graphic that is soooo easy to wrap your mind around. I sat down with this graphic and in 10 minutes tightened my story. I’m a very visual learner – and this; Very easy squeezie…love it!  Thanks LarryBrooks.
Thanks Rachel. Go To Larry Brook’s site and open the PDF from there. It’s a slow download so that’s the best way.


2 comments on “Is Story Structure Like a Circus Tent? Yep!

  1. Jack
    January 20, 2012

    Thanks for all of this, Mindy. The more of this information you post, the clearer it becomes that there are as many ways to write as there are writers. You find the one that works for you and go with it. Thanks again. See you when the roads clear.

  2. Stephen Hayes
    December 23, 2011

    This IS a great chart, wonderfully simple, especially for us KISS people, which in my case is Keep It Simple STUPID!

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This entry was posted on December 23, 2011 by in Basic story structure, circus tent, Larry Brooks, Plot points.
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