Story Deconstruction is a series where I discuss a book at story level.
I’m obsessed with story structure because I feel like as a reader, it is the hardest thing for me to study as I read, but now that I know what to look for I’m always surprised and delighted to see a storyteller’s take on each milestone (and in most recently-published books, they are there!). As a writer, it is one of the things I struggled with to get my story planned out.
I feel like I’m better at it now than I used to be, but that’s the reason for the series. There’s hundreds of events and sequences that can define a plot point or a shift or what-have-you. That’s the fun part of reading.
The Hunger Games is the first in the series. In the future I plan on studying entirely different books whose story milestones do different things.