To understand story structure we must understand writers, for it is they who created it.
Story structure represents our quest for truth and meaning. In this regard, it reflects the structure of music and art as well. What’s more, as story structure transcends language and culture, it illuminates the mental processes involved in that quest that are common to us all. And as a result, as we shall see, story structure provides a schematic of the operating system of our own minds.
But that concept is a long way from here. And to fully embrace it, we must start at its beginnings.
To be continued in Part 2:
The Origin of Story Structure