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Three Act Structure - Make your Novel Satisfying

Many novels follow a three act formula. Find out more about three act novels and how to use this common story structure.

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The Basics of the Three Act Structure: Act II (the Middle

Three Act Structure — Act II (the Middle) - The simplest building blocks of a story are found in the basic Three Act Structure (which can be used for both screenplay and novels). Act 1 is the beginning, Act 2 is the middle, and Act 3 is the ending. The components in the Three Act Structure are basically fundamental stages along the way of a story.

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The three-act structure divides a story into three parts: setup, confrontation, and resolution. For this post, I’m going to use the movie The Wizard of Oz as an example...

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Joseph Campbell’s 17 Stages of the Hero’s Journey

Joseph Campbell describes the journey hero's take in stories, but I believe that we all can learn something from these stages. I hold this belief because we all should be the hero in our own lives ...

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By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy First up from the mailbag: "Maybe I'm a sucker for plot, but I'd be interested in big picture plotting ...

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy First up from the mailbag: "Maybe I'm a sucker for plot, but I'd be interested in big picture plotting ...