- What is narrative structure?
- Basic story structure
- Seven story structures every writer should know
- 1. Freytag’s Pyramid
- 2. The Hero’s Journey
- 3. Three Act Structure
- 4. Fichtean Curve
- 5. In medias res
- 6. Seven-Point Story Structure
- 7. Save the Cat
Nothing makes the challenging task of writing a novel feel more attainable than adopting a story structure to help you plot your narrative.
While using a pre-existing blueprint might make you worry about ending up with a formulaic, predictable story, you can probably analyze most of your favorite books using various narrative structures that writers have been using for decades (if not centuries)!
This post will reveal seven distinct story structures that any writer can use to build a compelling narrative. But first…