Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schmidt
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Story Structure Architect
By Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Story Structure Architect

A Writer's Guide to Building Plots, Characters and Complications

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Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Book Description

Build a Timeless, Original Story Using Hundreds of Classic Story Motifs! It's been said that there are no new ideas; but there are proven ideas that have worked again and again for all writers for hundreds of years. Story Structure Architect is your comprehensive reference to the classic recurring story structures used by every great author throughout the ages. You'll find master models for characters, plots, and complication motifs, along with guidelines for combining them to create unique short stories, novels, scripts, or plays. You'll also learn how to:* Build compelling stories that don't get bogged down in the middle * Select character journeys and create conflicts* Devise subplots and plan dramatic situations* Develop the supporting characters you need to make your story work Especially featured are the standard dramatic situations inspire by Georges Polti's well-known 19th century work, The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations. But author Victoria Schmidt puts a 21st-century spin on these timeless classics and offers fifty-five situations to inspire your creativity and allow you even more writing freedom. Story Structure Architect will give you the mold and then help you break it. This browsable and interactive book offers everything you need to craft a complete, original, and satisfying story sure to keep readers hooked!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781582973258
ISBN-10: 1582973253
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 203mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Writer's Digest Books
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Book in a Month by Victoria Lynn Schmidt Book in a Month, Paperback (September 2015)

If you make time to write and put away all of your excuses, could you stay on track and finish your novel in only a month? With a structured plan and a focused goal, yes, you can!

Writer's Guide to Characterization by Victoria Lynn Schmidt Writer's Guide to Characterization, Paperback (August 2012)

All too often a character arc is just one scene thrown in at the end to show the character is now different but we don't get to see how the character got that way. This helpful guide shows readers how to create powerful characters who grow and develop authentically through dramatic situations that resonate with readers.

45 Master Characters by Victoria Lynn Schmidt 45 Master Characters, Paperback (April 2012)

Helps writers explore some of the most common male and female archetypes - the mythic, cross-cultural models from which all characters originate - and learn how to use them as foundations for their own characters. This title also helps readers learn about the mythic journeys of heroes and heroines.

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Author Biography - Victoria Lynn Schmidt

The author of 45 Master Characters, Victoria Lynn Schmidt, Ph.D. holds degrees in film production and creative writing and also has a Ph.D. in psychology. Victoria also works locally as a story analyst and writer.

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