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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

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.

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

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

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

Plot Development and story structure writing tips

Plot Development and story structure writing tips

Words for writers

Words for writers

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.

A novel in one year - a breakdown by tasks / weeks. How to write a novel

A novel in one year - a breakdown by tasks / weeks. How to write a 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.

The 8 Steps of the Character Growth Arc | writesmarternotharder.com

The 8 Steps of the Character Growth Arc | writesmarternotharder.com

How J.K. Rowling mastered every storytelling medium

The Storytelling System: J.K. Rowling

How J.K. Rowling mastered every storytelling medium

Want to write stories readers will find unexpected? Want to delight readers with the realism of your plot twists? Learn about the double switcheroo!

Want to write stories readers will find unexpected? Want to delight readers with the realism of your plot twists? Learn about the double switcheroo!

Michael Hauge Six Stage Plot Structure - How and Why Dramatica is Different from Six Other Story Paradigms - Story Theory - Dramatica

Michael Hauge Six Stage Plot Structure - How and Why Dramatica is Different from Six Other Story Paradigms - Story Theory - Dramatica

What You Need To Know To Write Panic Attacks in Fiction – Everly Reed

What You Need To Know To Write Panic Attacks in Fiction – Everly Reed