Every storytelling needs to capture events and a plot. These events in a story are to be organized and arranged in a sequence and that sequence is known as a the plot. It is through arranging the events that the story gains meaning and the readers has a way if acknowledging each and every step. Basically, the author of the story will always have their protagonist going through these events through their character motivations. In the whole story, the main character has their goals that they need to achieve. There are instances where the main character will divert from their original goal and objective and be distracted to embrace other motivations like avoidance. The protagonist is not immune to distractions and they will keep deviating from the main goal but the story will always have consistency and there will be a climax where the protagonist achieves their main objective or goal. Every story should have three structures. Listed in this article are fundamental things to note about the story structure.
Every story starts with the first act. This is the act where the protagonist of the main character leads a normal and regular life which later on gets some interference. This act is also known as the inciting incident. The first act is always the backbone of the story. This is the event or the level where the events surface and the sequence of the events will follow all the way to the climax. The first act will ultimately define the main objective for the main character and this is what drives the main character through the story. The antagonist causes the disturbance. The first tuning points marks the end of the first act.
The second act follows and it comprises of all the intensifying events. These events are overly blended with successes as well as failures with the main character paving his way to achieving the goal. This is where the protagonist gets tougher as the journey gets tough. In this act, there is no way the main character can go back. This act will lead the antagonist to be faced by the protagonist in a fight. However, the act concludes with the protagonist somewhat losing to the antagonist.
The final act of the book or story entails the final battle. This is a place and phase for the protagonist to discover the hard truth about the whole process. He will learn about all his failure and mistakes and what have been conspiring all through. The story gets to a climax where the antagonist is defeated by the protagonist.