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Structuring the structure of your story (How to structure the structure for NaNoWriMo, part 7)
Sketch and narrative structures - are there different concepts that describe the same thing? "But to learn how to organize the outline of history is a vital part of the preparatory work. What is the distinction between organization and organization? Sketching is a brainstorming exercise in which you summarize your whole history. Structurization is a technology in which you apply recognized theory of telling stories to give your stories their best possible shapes and forms.
Returning to one of my favourite analogs, one could say that sketching is imaginative, while texturing is logic. That' s why the design is the ideal place to organize your history. It would make a lot of sense to begin with the Three Acts.
But as you can see, I was waiting deeply into the outlines - seven contributions in our show, almost to the end, before I introduced the struct. Only when you know your history will you find the right texture for your history. Sketching is about so much more than just texture. Sketching is about brain storming several options, getting to know the different personalities and harmonising the storyline, personality and the thematic line.
No one can select the right action and squeezing points for your storyline until you can see the overall form of the iceberg of your history from the North. While you are working through the general sketches of your design (this is the section of the design we seceded in the last six contributions of this series), you should certainly be conscious of the possible texture of your history.
Be on your guard for the most important areas of action and development that arise when you find out about the thrilling aspects of your film. However, do not yet try to enforce a certain level of construction on your property. Structuring a history at an early point in time necessarily means forcing the history itself.
It is this trend that some writers believe that the history texture (and outlines) creates dispassionate tales with cutters. They do not want to force a structural force on their history; they want to allow history to find its own structural strength. That is why I only put the whole history out to tender after about half of the general sketches.
I know enough about the history at this point to at least half of its most important textural beat. I' ll be spending the remainder of the General Sketches to fill in the gaps and find the remainder of the missed music. As I get closer to the outline, it becomes more organized.
Firstly, the fundamentals. You could be spending years debating the subtleties of narrative theories and structures (and in fact I have already published several volumes on the topic, among them Structucturing Your Novel). However, the basic structures you should consider when designing your novel are the following. Or use the History Skeleton function in the Your Novel Workbook outline to edit the important textural aspects of your workbook.
Its first act: which ranges from the 1% to the 25% level and represents the founding phase for the following years. De Hook: the opening element that arouses the reader's interest. Inciting Event: which is the official starting shot for the action and usually starts at 12% in the first act.
This is the pivotal event: which formally involves the main actor in the action and which usually takes place at the first point of the plot. plots can be created at any time. At The First Plot Point: the end of the first act and the end of the narrative in the character's "normal world". For the main characters, this is a time of response in which they try to deal with the results of the first point of the plots.
At the heart: which lies at the 50% level and is a point of disclosure for the main character when he better understands the real character of the dispute. With his new comprehension, which he found in the middle, he can now act directly on the opposing forces.
As the First Pinch Point, it is an accentuation or memory of the antagonist power and a device for the Third Plot Point. This is a point of apparent failure for the main character and happens around the 75%-limit. Its climax: it begins in the middle of the third act, around 88%, and is announced by a last turning point, which makes the hero compete against the antagonist in the last fight.
A climatic moment: which comes at the end of the climax and is the real end of history, the instant when the dispute is at last over. Resolution: which ends the tale with one or two closing scenes to clarify the open questions. As soon as you have penetrated deeply enough into your brain storming to have a general notion of your action, you can use the following three stages to put the texture of your storyline into the foreground.
Have a look at what you already know about your history. Meanwhile, you should already have a good grip on the skeletal structure of your storyline, the core of your characters' bows and topics, as well as your background storyline and possible loopholes. I think you know a great deal about this one.
What are the most vivid memories of the hallmark pieces of cutting-edge set-piece acting in your film? More important, which scenarios provide incidents that dramatically change the storyline? Begin your search for your most important property points: At the First Pot Point, the protagonists irreversibly deal with the primary dispute.
At the heart: the heart of your whole storyline, which must contain a disclosure that gives your character a new perspective on the storyline and allows him to move from the first half of the storyline into deed. This is the low point of the whole storyline in which your character faces your own demise (literally, pictorially or both).
Her whole history revolves around her. With these cornerstones in place, it becomes relatively simple to explore the remainder of the history of your site through multiplication. And if you can't find these important contributions yet, you probably don't know enough about your history to concentrate on the remainder of the post.
When you have problems to find one of these points, ask yourself: Where in the midst of history does your personality begin to transform into a place of emancipation, both on his inner and external travels? This storyline determines your history. And if they are not big and impressing, neither will your history.
When you begin to discover the individual parts of the history tree, make a listing. Lists all your most important textural beat on the lefthand side of a sheet and then fill out the right side with the scene that you think meets your needs. Others will ask you the next few simple quizzes you have to ask to connect the points between your main points so that you can build a smooth grid.
How do you fill in the gaps between your known grid points? First, how will your hero resolve the major Inciting incident dispute? What will your hero do about the happenings at First Pot Point? Which cuts in the offensive power will give new indications and reverse the conflicts on both sides of the centre?
Which apparent win will take place just before the low point of the third slot point? What will the character's reaction be to the third Plotpoint drama? Why is the action the last climatic meeting between the main actor and the antagonist? Remember that none of these structured sounds exist in isolation. Well, I don't think so.
What effect does this action have on the next one? Continue asking and responding until you have completed your structuring check list. You now know that there is a close connection between texture and characters (which I'm talking about in my new Creating Characters Arcs). The inner conflicts of your personality reflect the external conflicts of the action - and are indeed integral to and affected by them.
While you are depicting the storyline you also want to think about your characters' bows. If you can find an important beats in your action, ask yourself: What are the characteristics of the sheet? In the middle, for example, the person experiences a disclosure on the basis of an action that gives him insights into the antagonist power and allows him to take command of the dispute.
However, he must also live a moment of truth in his arch of characters that shows him the strength of truth that he has dodged up to this point. Sometime these two need separated beat, or sometimes one leads to another one. Ideally, the player should not be able to have one disclosure without the other.
Just obey this template as you outline all your structured momenta. While you list your structured beat, pay attention to the drawing sheets right next to it. Do you want to organize them in a group? It should only be in a narrative to advance the storyline and/or add contrasts and complexities to the storyline.
In other words, they must be an integrated part of the overall framework. Luckily, they are easily outlined. Recognize any important protagonists or storylines that have a slightly different course than the protagonists. As an example, in my gantry Fantasy- Continuation Work-in-Progress Dreambreaker, I have three POV protagonists - the protagonists Chris, the leading woman role Allara and a side kick personality, a cherazim called Thorne.
All of these protagonists follow their own bows and thus have their own storylines within the game. That means that each of them has to let their travels be affected by the most important structured beat. When you have pinpointed your subplots/characters, take a look at their role within the most important structured beat.
When they are present or implicated in these times in the narrative, how are their arches of personality adequately affected by them? When the subplots are not part of the major structure beat, you need to build stand-alone beat for them. However, these beat must either be influences of the major strokes or be affected by them.
Otherwise you have to ask yourself if the side plot is really relevant to the plot. Finding out how to organize the outline of your history is perhaps the largest stage in the whole design proces. That' s why you will be spending a good deal of your spare minute to build up to this stage so that you can make the best possible choices about your history.
As soon as you have finished your structures, you will have a full overview of your history. You' re almost there to create your outlines! We' ll discuss the last stage sketch stage sketch next week: sketch characters. Are you supposed to outline your novel? So what is your cognition to insight out how you can body the outline of your message?