One audio recording from PENCON 2018
Story Structure: A Key to Helping Your Fiction Author “Make the Cut”
Good structure is rarely the first thing a reviewer will praise in a work; however, a well-constructed story is critical to a book catching the eye of both an acquisition editor and a reader. In this session, we’ll review not only critical points in story structure but also some hands-on tools to help you (and your author) build the best possible story. Topics include handling differences between genres, tracking themes, following character arcs, fixing story arcs, controlling subplots, and, ultimately, communicating improvements to the author.