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Writing

How to Use Seven-Point Story Structure in Your Writing

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Jul 28, 2021 • 5 min read

Whether you’re a Hollywood screenwriter or a novelist, mapping out your main plotline is a big task. While a traditional three-act structure is good for an audience to follow the trajectory of your story, breaking a story down into seven acts can help you lay out the story arc. Whether you’re writing a great movie or an epic novel, the seven-point plot structure is a proven formula for telling a great story that keeps audiences engaged from beginning to end.