I often think “getting” story structure is like one of those damn magic eye puzzles. All these people around you are like “oh yeah! It’s dolphins!!” while you’re staring at it like, “whaaa?”
And then, you glimpse it (maybe in a CM Taylor workshop), but then it’s gone again. You glimpse it, it disappears, you glimpse it, you go cross-eyed….
Until finally, we’ve read enough and floundered enough and absorbed enough, and we lock onto those damn dolphins. And then we start seeing them everywhere, like in Deadaleus’s film!