Read the chatscript for Part One of the #litchat WritingWednesday discussion of Dan Harmon’s Story Circle here.

Graphic from GalleyCat.

Graphic from GalleyCat.

Last week’s WritingWednesday generated a lively chat about the structure used in television and film screenplays and how it can be adapted to general fiction. During the discussion we examined the first two of eight steps in screenwriter and producer Dan Harmon’s story circle formula. This week we’ll continue discussion of steps three through eight of Harmon’s story circle. Harmon is best known as the creator and former executive producer of NBC’s hit sitcom, Community.

Resource Media

Story Structure 102: Pure Boring Theory
Dan Harmon, Channel 101 Wiki

Story Structure 103: Let’s Simplify Before Moving On
Dan Harmon, Channel 101 Wiki

Story Structure 104: The Juicy Details
Dan Harmon, Channel 101 Wiki

Story Structure 105: How TV is Different
Dan Harmon, Channel 101 Wiki

Story Structure 106:  Five Minute Pilots
Dan Harmon, Channel 101 Wiki

How Dan Harmon Drives Himself Crazy Making Circles
Brian Raftery, Wired

Breaking Bad Mapped as a Dan Harmon Story Circle
Jason Boog, GalleyCat

Explanation of Story Circle in Community
Dan Harmon, Dan Harmon Poops

Dan Harmon Explains His Writing Process and Breaks Down a Community Episode
Bradford Evans, SplitSider

Follow Dan Harmon on Twitter: @DanHarmon