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Old January 25 2014, 03:53 AM   #92
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Re: Writing questions

sojourner wrote: View Post
Ideas for scenes come easily to me, but I struggle to find the story, so to speak. I've read that a good story changes the protagonist by the end. How do you develop a plot/story without it becoming just a string of scenes? Am I too hung up on what makes a good story?
A good rule of thumb I've recently found useful is the traditional three-act structure:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-act_structure

It helps give direction and arc to a story, to make sure that it's going somewhere and has things happening.
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