I am re-writing a long story that I wrote last year. I am changing many aspects of the story so the way I am telling it is also flexible. I have re-started using power structure and the structure is one of the things I am having trouble with. I have written most of the story but still do not know what order to tell it. The story is about a man of 20 with a long prologue from before he was born, and a short one about when he was 5. It is a journey/fantasy. Both these scenes are very high tension so I don’t know if I should tell these as prologues or flash backs. I am looking for some advice on how to structure the levels of tension throughout the story. I am starting to think that there may even be too many high tension scenes for one book. Reading Stephen King and Frank Hubert there are usually only 3-6 scenes with action and high levels of tension in one book. Mostly there is one scene of high tension to open or near the beginning, then the tension builds over the course of the book. Seeing as most of my action scenes are at the beginning of the story I don’t know if I should have only the first half of the story as one book, or if I should simplify the story and breeze over some of the action. Thank you for your time.