The Problem With Learning Fiction
Give your novel 4 acts.
The number of acts is irrelevant.
Oh, and Don’t Forget Joseph Campbell.
Here’s the problem with teaching fiction: craft blueprints how to write with reader psychology in mind, but every teacher spins craft differently.
We don’t even have a common lexicon. Just a jumble of jargon-y words that overlap and confuse.
Most successful fiction teachers have a devoted following not because their students have found Writing Salvation through their particular program.
(*watches for tomatoes*)
The sales pitch won them.
The perfect storycraft resource exists in theory. We just haven’t found it yet. We might never.