Plot Structures

  • Dan Harmon’s Story Circle: The Dan Harmon Story Circle, or Plot Embryo, created by Dan Harmon, has quickly risen through the plot structure ranks to become one of the most popular plotting methods out there, rivalling similar structures like the hero’s journey.
  • Freitag’s Pyramid: Freitag’s Pyramid is geared towards tragedies. Great if you’re channeling your inner Shakespeare.
  • The Hero’s Journey: The Hero’s Journey is one of the most recognizable plot structures of them all. Learn it before moving to more complex patterns.
  • Three-Act Structure: The Three-Act structure is the most commonly found structure in Western literature. A good understanding of this structure is needed to fully appreciate its variations.

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