17.12: Structuring a Story Within a Story
One common structure—both macro and micro—is the "story within a story," or "framing story" structure, and yet somehow we've never really explored it on Writing Excuses. Guest host Peng Shepherd is here to help us set things right.
Liner Notes: Here are some examples of story-within-a-story structure...
Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer
Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons
Neverending Story, by Michael Ende
One Thousand and One Nights
Sun the Moon and the Stars, by Stephen Brust
Ten Thousand Doors of January, by Alix E. Harrow
Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson