Beliefs

Story Before Structure

Structure is an arrangement.

Story is fluid.


Structure is a house.

Story is people making it a home.


Structure is a book.

Story is what makes the reader turn the page.


Structure is a podcast.

Story is what the podcast is about.


Structure is a website.

Story is what that website represents.


Structure is a screenplay or a comic book.

Story is what we experience when reading it.


Structure is a turning point.

Story is what moves the audience.


Structure is a business.

Story is the value that business brings to others.

Character structure is a body and its physical attributes.

Character story is about the soul inside that body.


Structure is the how.

Story is the who and why.

Structure is a container.

Story is what you pour into it.


Structure is strategic.

Story is influence.

Structure auditions for story.

Story does not audition for structure.


Structure is a query letter, logline, or one page.

Story is what gets you in the door.

Put Story before the structure.



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