Story Structure Gives Readers a Path to Follow
Whether it’s a novel or a fact-based essay, your story needs a structure, a logical flow that’s like a winding path through a wilderness of ideas and details. Readers want assurance there’s a clear direction for this journey.

Structure is an integral part of the planning process, flowing out of your premise and theme. (For more on theme see: http://thescribes.ca/a-theme-provides-a-focus-for-writing/)
What Does a Story Structure Look Like?
Marion Road Smith, in The Memoir Project, cites Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, a memoir of self-discovery, as a book with a clear structure. It has 108 chapters (the number of […]