I like this as a general guide to novel structure. However many resources I've read warn against getting too locked into a single script or pattern like this. Sometimes you need to save the climax for the last two pages, and sometimes you need the action to start on the first page (and fill in 'setup' stuff later).

I like this as a general guide to novel structure. However many resources I've read warn against getting too locked into a single script or pattern like this. Sometimes you need to save the climax for the last two pages, and sometimes you need the action to start on the first page (and fill in 'setup' stuff later).

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#amWriting | How do you get your story from your mind to the page?

#amWriting | How do you get your story from your mind to the page?

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9 Surprising Reasons You Need 20 Characters to Start a Book If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping 24.

9 Surprising Reasons You Need 20 Characters to Start a Book If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping 24.

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How to Start Your Story Strong | #Write a beginning that gets to the point and draws readers in. Your #novel should start at the action--the event that sets your story into motion.

How to Start Your Story Strong | #Write a beginning that gets to the point and draws readers in. Your #novel should start at the action--the event that sets your story into motion.

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Writing a Novel in 12 Stages. GF... actually the last two stages should be editing and publishing. This process is at least 20 years out of date. Today publishing through an agent/traditional publisher only occurs if you are proven.

Writing a Novel in 12 Stages. GF... actually the last two stages should be editing and publishing. This process is at least 20 years out of date. Today publishing through an agent/traditional publisher only occurs if you are proven.

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I cannot stress this enough!!

I cannot stress this enough!!

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15 Secrets To Writing A Successful Novel As Told By Children's Book Authors

15 Secrets To Writing A Successful Novel As Told By Children's Book Authors

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22 RUles Of Story Telling by Emma Coates (Pixar's story artist)

22 RUles Of Story Telling by Emma Coates (Pixar's story artist)

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A synopsis is a summary of your manuscript. That’s it. You get a chance to answer the question “what’s your novel about?” in one single-spaced page in an omniscient narrative voice.

A synopsis is a summary of your manuscript. That’s it. You get a chance to answer the question “what’s your novel about?” in one single-spaced page in an omniscient narrative voice.

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How J.K. Rowling mastered every storytelling medium

How J.K. Rowling mastered every storytelling medium

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