S23E1 – Stories About Time

It’s about time. Stories about time. Throughout August, we’ll be talking about the use of time within story structure, as well as less common structures available.

Story structures are the framework used to build a fiction novel or even short stories. Common ones include the three-act, five-act, seven point, or the hero’s journey. Some stories, though, allow for more creativity in the way the story is presented. It’s not all linear, but could be a “big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff.” It’s difficult to pull off in a sensible way, but worth at least trying.

This episode is about the use of time within stories. This could be through time travel, portals where time flows differently, or even having an immortal character.

Listen now to learn how to use time within the plot without simply confusing your listeners.

First aired August 2, 2021.

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About the Author
I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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