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5 Ways to Play With Story Structure

Recently I've been inspired to play with story structure, from both books I've read this year and my English teacher's suggestion. So far I've only experimented in my short stories, from including fictional poems before each scene, to writing out a fictional transcript to include at the beginning of a longer story. Through this, and loving books recently that play with structure, I've come to realize not only is it fun to read/write them, but also adds a certain level of depth!

Playing with structure captures the reader's interest, and has the possibility to reflect a theme, show off a character's voice, or enrich the experience. So without further ado, here are some ideas of what you can include, to play with story structure!




1) Diary/Journal Entries
Example: Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

Diary entries (at least from what I've seen) are more common in MG or historical fiction, but there's so much potential for other age ranges and genres! Rat…

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