October 25, 2006 Justin Chin

My 3 Act Map

As I write, I look over old materials and review the many ways of building a story. Here is one of my old diagrams that I made compiling some things I’ve learned. It’s labeled Aristotelian Arc only in that it has 3 acts, and it is designed to tell a story where the protagonist becomes whole through the plot. I look at this map when I write a script or a video game. By all means this is only a framework and not created as an absolute.