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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).

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.

Eleven Requirements For The First Pages of Your Bestseller by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

Eleven Requirements For The First Pages of Your Bestseller by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

How I Self-Edit My Novels: 15 Steps From First Draft to Publication - Helping Writers Become Authors

How I Self-Edit My Novels: 15 Steps From First Draft to Publication - Helping Writers Become Authors

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.

20 Characters You Need to Start A Novel

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.

We made a handy #infographic to show you 7 ways you can #write your #novel outline.

How to Write a Plot Outline: Infographic

We made a handy #infographic to show you 7 ways you can #write your #novel outline.

Story plots are used and reused. Some novels' plots are overused. Read 7 tips for writing a more original plot for your novel.

Story Plots: 7 Tips for Writing Original Stories

Story plots are used and reused. Some novels' plots are overused. Read 7 tips for writing a more original plot for your novel.

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.

How to Write a Successful Synopsis

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.

Words for writers

Words for writers

Best practices for authors who plan to self-publish. http://www.rebeccaatthewell.org/store/products/priests-of-righteousness-4-cd-set/

Best practices for authors who plan to self-publish. http://www.rebeccaatthewell.org/store/products/priests-of-righteousness-4-cd-set/

1.Learn about something important to the other person 2. Notice and remember details about other person 3. They make life convenient for other person

1.Learn about something important to the other person 2. Notice and remember details about other person 3. They make life convenient for other person

Become a stronger writer and help your novel become a best seller.

Become a stronger writer and help your novel become a best seller.

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

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

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.

Julie’s Guide to Writing a Novel (12 Stages)

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.

Infographic – 6 ways to bring setting to life via @NowNovel | #writing #writingtips #storytelling

Setting Infographic for Writers

Infographic – 6 ways to bring setting to life via @NowNovel | #writing #writingtips #storytelling

Whenever I start writing a new story, I’m filled to the brim with the “big scenes”. You know the ones: the big battles, the declarations of love, the moments of failure or success or terror.…

Whenever I start writing a new story, I’m filled to the brim with the “big scenes”. You know the ones: the big battles, the declarations of love, the moments of failure or success or terror.…