Does a Three Act Structure, or it’s expanded yet still conventional Five Act counterpart, rob us of depth but still satisfy our need to be told stories? What about another, deeper Five Act Structure, one based on Fractal Theory Storytelling?
As a companion piece to my previous post, Lessons from the Screenplay goes through what happens when the arguments over what Story Structure is, are closely examined. And perhaps, as a satisfying close, how a story’s content rules over all.
This talk by John Truby focuses on Screenwriting, but the truths unearthed here are for Writing as a whole.
I attended the Decolonising South African Editing event at Wits University. And as always with public debates in South Africa, things go wild.
Let’s explore the books and the lessons I have found to be crucial in my self-education as a fiction writer.