Plot YOUR Story

The Story Cycle Guide™

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Story Cycle Plot™ Guide

The Story Cycle guide is a tactile plot development tool that acts like a road map for your story idea.
The Story Cycle plots eight primary beats for your main character:

    • Opening scene (comfort zone)
    • Identify their desire/need
    • They enter an unfamiliar situation
    • They adapt to it
    • They achieve their goal
    • But at a price
    • Return to familiar conditions
    • Changed
The Story Cycle / Story Circle
Just like a GPS for drivers, which plans start and end points – but also stops for food, gas, rest, and entertainment – the Story Cycle guide is like a road map for your script. You can see at-a-glance where your hero is, where she’s coming from, and where she’s heading

Find Out More About Story Circle / Cycle Plot Development

Watch a short video about using the Story Cycle Plot Development guide