Let me tell you a short story about poor storytelling

I’ve been thinking about the formats of storytelling for so long… things like the Hero’s journey, the three act structure, Harmon’s story circle, and when things should be happening to a character according to script page number. It took me until this week to realize that I had it all backwards. If I’m doing my job as a storyteller, showing a character struggling, winning, and changing, things will align with typical beats / acts / script page numbers. Not the format dictating the character emotions and actions.

Chad Moore @cm