Resources to help you use the STORY CIRCLE or Story Cycle Plot Structure
Articles to help you understand and use the Story Circle/Story Cycle
You can find unlimited resources on the web as to how best to use the Story Circle to outline your screenplays. Here are a few favorites to get you started.
Understanding Dan Harmon's Story Circle Through the Lens of 'The Dark Knight'
This perfect overview by V. Renée published by No Film School includes links to Dan Harmon’s video, as well as StudioBinder’s downloadable handouts. Understanding Dan Harmon’s Story Circle Through the Lens of ‘The Dark Knight’
Videos that explain the Story Circle (Story Cycle) method of outlining your screenplay
Dan Harmon’s Story Circle: 8 Proven Steps to Better Stories
Studio Binder uses The Dark Knight to demonstrate Dan Harmon’s Story Circle: 8 Proven Steps to Better Stories in a short, pithy explanation of the system. It’s only nine minutes, but jam packed with ideas
Using the Story Circle to Structure Your Screenplay
Tyler Mowery’s amazing offering, Using the Story Circle to Structure Your Screenplay, explains in detail how to apply the Story Circle template to your screenplay using what he calls “the essential elements of story.” In the length of a Ted Talk (18 minutes) you’ll learn how to use the Story Circle system to improve your story. Enjoy.
Masterclass: The 8-Sequence Hero's Journey
One of our new favorite screenwriting gurus — story consultant, writer, and producer Karel Segers — walks you through the basics of outlining, which you can plot on the Badass Story Cycle. Watch his comprehensive one-hour Screenwriting Masterclass: The 8-Sequence Hero’s Journey
Dan Harmon Story Circle | A Simplified Plot Structure
Megan Tennant, producer of the Cloud Kitten Chronicles, simplifies the narrative story structure the “plot embryo” (another name for the Story Circle) in her hardworking 12-minute examination of the Dan Harmon Story Circle | A Simplified Plot Structure