In the wilds of inspiration, story structure is the key to writer sanity and reader comprehension.
You aren’t writing a research paper. You’re writing in vernacular. You are The Writer – a godlet. Do it any way you like.
What should you expect starting out and how do you define success?
If you’re too young to know who Raymond Chandler or Philip Marlowe are, be thankful you’re old enough to read. “Raymond Chandler is a master.” —The New