Structure and Style

Duration: 2 - 3 hours

The structure of a novel is much like the beams, bulkheads, plumbing and cabling that hold all the pieces of a building together and make it usable. Without these pieces, a building is just a pile of bricks or timber. Similarly, without a structure, a novel is just a pile of loosely related and rambling words. With this course, you will learn about the narrative arc, the act structures (if three or five act structures), the use of framing, narrators, order and time shifting, writing styles and more.


Please note: Course notes are provided in PDF format for your convenience and can be downloaded to print or view on your device.

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