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/

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