Story arcs. You gotta get ’em right.

Hello, chickadee! Here at the duckpond I’ve been thinking about narrative arcs. Story arcs. Those things what you hang a story on… Dum de dum. They’re pesky, are they not? Exposition Rising action Climax Falling action Resolution They are supposed to look like this:  But unfortunately they sometimes they look like this: (or worse) My friend … More Story arcs. You gotta get ’em right.

Right story, wrong format. Why it’s important to be true to the story.

Today in my morning pages I had an ah-ha moment. Man, it had been a long time coming. Sometimes I’m astonished by how blinkered I can be. But once I had the realisation, I thought, I have to share this with the duckettes! And while we’re at it, for those of you who haven’t heard me quack about morning … More Right story, wrong format. Why it’s important to be true to the story.