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Directing the Story by Francis Glebas

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The BIG Picture: Story Structures

What is story structure? Structure is the relationship among the parts of something. Structure can also be the support for something. We have a skeleton of bones that support us and allow us to fight gravity. But muscles have to be connected to bones in certain ways for them to move properly. But muscles require blood flowing through the body to give them energy. Our bodies have a very complex structure.

We expect certain things to happen in a certain order. For example, the story of space flight requires several stages of its structure. First there is the preparation. Engineers need to check the rocket and ...

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