Story structure – from the three acts to the Dan Harmon Story Circle

I think all screenwriters are familiar with the three-act structure, because it has been an integral part of storytelling ever since the ancient Greece. It is a tried-and-true method of organizing a story. Also, it is just as useful to beginning writers as to masters. Its effectiveness and popularity have a major drawback, however. It can lead to works that are predictable to readers and viewers – being exposed to three-act stories since childhood, we become adept at anticipating story points and twists. Continue reading Story structure – from the three acts to the Dan Harmon Story Circle

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