I want to thank everyone for reading my Organic Architecture Series! I realize this was a long series with lots of posts. The following are the links to all the different articles. Feel free to bookmark this page for easy reference!
Happy plotting, structuring, and designing, everyone!
Organic Architecture Series:
Classic Design and Arch Plot:
- What is Arch Plot and Classic Design?
- Mountain Structure Visual Handout
- Classic Design: Breaking it Down With the Film Toy Story¬†
- The Hidden Agenda of Classic Design and The Hero‚Äôs Journey¬†
- Plot vs. Structure ¬†(Defining the Difference)
- Alternative Plots: Part 1 (Mini Plot, Daisy Chain Plot, Cautionary Tale Plot, and Ensemble Plot)¬†
- Alternative Plots: Part 2 (Along for the Ride Plot, Symbolic Juxtaposition Plot, Repeated Event Plot, and Repeated Action Plot)¬†
- What are Plot Genres?¬†
- Alternative Structures: Part 1 (Non-Linear, Episodic, Wheel, and Meandering)
- Alternative Structures: Part 2 (Branching, Spiral, Multiple POV, Parallel, and Cumulative) ¬†
- Got a Designing Principle?¬†
- Designing Principle #1: A Character‚Äôs Mental State¬†
- Designing Principle #2: Setting and Environment¬†
- Designing Principle #3: Time¬†
- Designing Principle #4: Community¬†
- Designing Principle #5: Parallel Stories and Myth¬†
- Designing Principle #6: Storyteller ¬†
- The Many Layers of Structure and Design¬†
Full Bibliography for this Series:
Alderson, Martha. The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master. New York: Adams Media, 2011.
Anderson, Tobin. ‚ÄúTheories of Plot and Narrative.‚ÄĚ Faculty Lecture. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT. July 2008.
Bayerl, Katie. ‚ÄúMust We All Be Heroes? Crafting Alternatives to the Hero‚Äôs Journey in YA Fiction.‚ÄĚ Critical Thesis. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2009.
Bayerl, Katie. ‚ÄúMust We All Be Heroes? Crafting Alternatives to the Hero‚Äôs Journey in YA Fiction.‚ÄĚ Graduate Lecture. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montepelier, VT. July 2009.
Bechard, Margaret. ‚ÄúHow I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Plot.‚ÄĚ Faculty Lecture. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT. Jan 2008.
Berg, Charles Ramirez. ‚ÄúA Taxonomy of Alternative Plots in Recent Films: Classifying the ‚ÄėTarantino Effect.‚Äô‚ÄĚ Film Criticism, Vol. 31, Issue 1-2, 5-57, 22 Sept 2006. Ebsco Host. Web. 6 May 2011.
Burroway, Janet. Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narative Craft. 8th Edition. New York: Longman, 2011.
Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Second Edition. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1968.
Campbell, Patty. ‚ÄúThe Sand in the Oyster: Vetting the Verse Novel.‚ÄĚ The Horn Book Magazine. Sept.-Oct.2004: 611-616.
Capetta, Amy Rose. ‚ÄúCan‚Äôt Fight This Feeling: Figuring out Catharsis and the Right One for Your Story.‚ÄĚ Graduate Lecture. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montepelier, VT. Jan 2012.
Carver, Renee. ‚ÄúCumulative Tales Primary Lesson Plan.‚ÄĚ Primary School. 9 Mar. 2009. Web. 31 Aug 2012.
Chapman, Harvey. ‚ÄúNot Your Typical Plot Diagram.‚ÄĚ Novel Writing Help. 2008-2012. Web. 6 Oct. 2012.
Chea, Stephenson. ‚ÄúWhat‚Äôs the Difference Between Plot and Structure.‚ÄĚ Associated Content. 16 Feb. 2010. Web. 7 May 2011.
Doan, Lisa. ‚ÄúPlot Structure: The Same Old Story Since Time Began?‚ÄĚ Critical Essay. Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2006.
Field, Syd. Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting. Revised ed. New York: Delta, 2005.
Fletcher, Susan. ‚ÄúStructure as Genesis.‚ÄĚ Faculty Lecture. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT. July 2012.
Forster, E.M. Aspects of the Novel. New York: Harcourt Inc., 1927.
Gardner, John. The Art of Fiction. New York: Vintage Books, 1983.
Gulino, Paul. Screenwriting: The Sequence Approach. New York: Continuum, 2004.
Hauge, Michael. Writing Screenplays That Sell. New York: Collins Reference, 2001.
Hawes, Louise. ‚ÄúDesire Is the Cause of All Plot.‚ÄĚ Faculty Lecture. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT. July 2008.
Kalmar, Daphne. ‚ÄúThe Short Story Cycle: A Sculptural Aesthetic.‚ÄĚ Critical Thesis, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2009.
Kaufman, Charlie. ‚ÄúCharlie Kaufman: BAFTA Screenwriting Lecture Transcript.‚ÄĚ BAFTA Guru. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 30 Sept. 2011. Web. 18 Aug. 2012.
Larios, Julie. ‚ÄúOnce or Twice Upon a Time or Two: Thoughts on Revisionist Fairy Tales.‚ÄĚ Faculty Lecture. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT. Jan 2010.
Layne, Ron and Rick Lewis. ‚ÄúPlot, Theme, the Narrative Arc, and Narrative Patterns.‚ÄĚ English and Humanities Department. Sandhill Community College. 11 Sept, 2009. Web. 7 May 2011.
Lefer, Diane. ‚ÄúBreaking the Rules of Story Structure.‚ÄĚ Words Overflown by Stars. Ed. David Jauss, Cincinnati: Writer‚Äôs Digest Books, 2009. 62-69.
Marks, Dara. Inside Story: The Power of the Transformational Arc. Ojai: Three Mountain Press, 2007. McKee, Robert. Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting. New York: IT Books, 1997.
McManus, Barbara F. Tools for Analyzing Prose Fiction. College of New Rochelle, Oct. 1998. Web. 11 Sept. 2012.
Schmidt, Victoria Lynn. Story Structure Architect. Cincinnati: Writer‚Äôs Digest Books, 2005.
Sibson, Laura. ‚ÄúStructure Serving Story: A Discussion of Alternating Narrators in Today‚Äôs Fiction.‚ÄĚ Graduate Lecture. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT. July 2012.
Snyder, Blake. Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You‚Äôll Ever Need. Studio City: Michael Wiese Productions, 2005.
Tanaka, Shelley. ‚ÄúBooks from Away: Considering Children‚Äôs Writers from Around the World.‚ÄĚ Faculty Lecture. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT. Jan 2010.
Tobias, Ron. Twenty Master Plots: And How to Build Them. Cincinnati: Writer’s Digest Books, 1993.
Truby, John. The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Story- teller. New York: Faber and Faber Inc., 2007.
TV Tropes. Three Act Structure. TV Tropes Foundation, 26 Dec. 2011. Web. 11. Sept. 2012.
Vogler, Christopher. The Writer‚Äôs Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers. 2nd Edition. Studio City: Michael Wiese Productions, 1998.
Williams, Stanley D. The Moral Premise. Studio City: Michael Wiese Productions, 2006.
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