The Architecture of Narrative
The Architecture of Narrative is an inspiration and revelation for every writer who has struggled with the development of their novel. It links character to plot and plot to structure in a unique way. Using two very different sources, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and the movie The Bourne Identity, author Sydney Smith demonstrates how the principles of structure in successful pieces of fiction transcend genre and medium.
Sydney Smith's book is the fruit of 17 years spent working with writers as a manuscript assessor and a writing mentor. It is this experience that inspired her to write The Architecture of Narrative.
The Architecture of Narrative is a finalist in the WRITING/PUBLISHING (NON-FICTION) Category of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA).
Sydney Smith is the author of The Lost Woman, a critically acclaimed memoir about growing up with a mentally ill mother that was published in 2012. She is a former winner of The Age short story competition. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Island, New England Review and in Griffith REVIEW. She founded and coordinates the Victorian Mentoring Service for Writers.