Story Structure

Conference Workshop

Even experienced writers can find themselves bedevilled by the challenge of structuring a story – which is ironic, since this is the stuff (unlike, say, lyrical brilliance, or an instinctive understanding of the fathomless depths of the human heart) that can be learned.  Different forms and genres present different issues, but the basic elements of story structure are universal.  We’ll look at some of these essential touchstones, and strategies for applying them to fiction.