By: Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund
I received an email from a blog reader, Anna, asking for help with figuring out the framework of her story. She was struggling with how to handle diary entries (whether to use flashbacks or make them chronological), who to make the protagonist (mother, daughter, or both), which POV's to use (1st person for one and 3rd for another or something different), and a host of other questions.
As I thought about Anna's struggle, I realized that one of the most helpful tools for organizing any story is the 3 Act Structure which has been used in
I. Act 1: Big Set Up
- The character lives in her ordinary world, in the status quo, with limited awareness.
- The character has a call to adventure, the inciting incident, which is a situation that forces the character to see the world in a different way.
- The character has inner debates and
r ultimately commits to the new goal. eluctance but
II. Act 2: Middle Confrontation
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