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Write to TV, 2nd Edition by Martie Cook

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SITCOM STRUCTURE

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF STORY STRUCTURE

Quite simply, structure is one of the most important elements of your script. It is the glue that holds your story together. Think of structure as how you choose to tell your story. What happens in each scene and what is the order in which it happens? Let me warn you that structure is one of the hardest things to wrap your head around. It takes time, energy, and boatloads of patience. You probably won’t get it right the first time. You may not get it right the second time. Most likely you will need to rework your story several times before everything finally clicks. Don’t get aggravated by this — it is a normal part of the writing process, one that is difficult for even ...

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