I'm doing some studying at this time for my plot, but I wanted to plant the seed and wrestle with this here and now to strengthen myself later. I've been working on a novel, which uses the 3-act structure, but is further divided into 3 episodes, with the first episode starting in act 2, and the third ending in act 2 before the climax. Maybe that's a bit muddy of an explanation, so I'll try to clear it up a bit more. The structure is currently: Act 1 Prologue Intermission 1 Act 2 Episode 1 Intermission 2 Episode 2 Intermission 3 Episode 3 Intermission 4 Act 3 Climax and resolution Does anyone have any experience with this type of episodic format? Are there any successful books that use it? I really like to have the protagonist go through a large variety of situations, which is why I was drawn to it in the first place, but I'm afraid it may lose its momentum in between short stories. Does that make sense? Does anyone have any input, experience, thoughts, or advice on this?