This is your call to action! Step out of the ordinary world and into the extraordinary world of story structure. In this course, we start from the premise that all people have an ear for plot, as it is the rhythm that marches us through fact, fiction, and our own personal narratives. We will explore a variety of story structures, including (but not limited to) Aristotle’s Poetics, the hero’s journey, and the three act structure. In doing so, we will deepen our understanding of the elements of plot thereby sharpening our own storytelling ability. We will start with the basics and gradually move on to more complex writing exercises. By the end of this course, you will have completed a piece of micro-fiction, a short story, a book outline and a first chapter (including a hook and an inciting incident). You will return from our journey to the ordinary world forever changed.