Writing

How to Use Narrative Structure in Your Writing

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 30, 2021 • 5 min read

There are no fixed rules for creative writing, but when it comes to crafting a screenplay or a novel, a solid story structure can be a great guide. The best narrative structures are not restrictive. Instead, they offer a flexible guide that authors can use to get from their first chapter to their final beat.