The Big Daddy of Story Structure Visual Prompts

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by Larry Brooks on August 10, 2010

In one of my posts I referred to the major milestones within a story as tent poles, supporting the weight of the canvas of your story. 

Sort of like a circus tent.  The show is inside, but something has to keep the whole thing from crashing down on itself.

That analogy made its way into my story structure ebook, and, based on feedback and what follows here, into the mind and imagination of some Storyfix readers.

Imagine seeing the entire structural paradigm on one page. 

Not just as a list of criteria, but as a graphic representation that assigns them to specific sections of your story.

Rachel Savage imagined it, then she created it.  She’s been kind enough to share it with us.

Click the link below to see this powerful tool.  Feel free to print it out and post it above your workstation.  Share it with your writing group.  Memorize it.  Feel free to Tweet, Stumble and Digg it, too. 

Because nearly everything you need to know about story structure is right there in front of your eyes.

The link takes you to a 4.4 MB PDF file.  It’ll take a moment to populate on your screen.

Here’s the link: StoryStructure_poster .

Rachael and I are considering partnering on a venture to produce this as a full-sized, suitable-for-framing poster on glossy paper.  If you’d be interested in this, please let me know.

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