The Book of Boy is the story of an Orphan who is literally called Boy. It’s set in the Middle Ages and is chock full of good adventures and intrigue and magic and mystery. The midpoint shift of this story blew me away. And it has an absolutely gob-smacking midpoint shift.
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Season 6, Episode 4: The Book of Boy by Elizabeth Gilbert Murdoch – Review and Story Structure Analysis
The first part of the episode will tell you WHY you should read this book, then the second part is a bunch of spoilers as we deconstruct the book to find out what makes it SO good.
Things we mention (or forget to mention) that you should check out:
- Story Fix for more details on the four act structure.
- Story Grid for all things related to genre.
- Story Genius by Lisa Cron for how our brains are wired for story and why backstory is important.
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