Structuring Your Novel Workbook

Author: K. M. Weiland
Editor: Penforasword
ISBN: 9780985780432
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Discover the Proven Blueprint for Creating Stories That Sell! Award-winning author K.M. Weiland's previous book, the award-winning Structuring Your Novel, showed writers how to create stories with strong and compelling plot structure. Now it's time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you've already learned, the Structuring Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to writing solid first drafts, identifying and fixing plot problems, and writing consistently good stories. Containing hundreds of incisive questions and imagination-revving exercises, this valuable resource will show you how to: Implement a strong three-act structure Time your acts and your plot points Unleash your unique and personal vision for your story Identify common structural weaknesses and flip them around into stunning strengths Eliminate saggy middles by discovering your story's "centerpiece" And so much more! This accessible and streamlined workbook will empower you to create a powerful structure-and an outstanding novel. Start writing your best book today!

Structuring Your Novel

Author: K. M. Weiland
Editor: Lightning Source Incorporated
ISBN: 9780985780401
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Acclaim for "Structuring Your Novel" "I have long wished for a book like this. "Structuring Your Novel" is so much more than a writing craft book-it's a recipe to help writers structure a deep, meaningful journey for their hero that will captivate readers from beginning to end."-Angela Ackerman, Author of "The Emotion Thesaurus" "There is absolute gold in this book-and I am grateful that the author has a real talent for distilling some of the somewhat clunky information found elsewhere, into really simple-to-understand and easy-to-follow techniques."-Robert Scanlon "This book shows a writer how to structure their novel from beginning to end in a no-nonsense manner. It's fast and easy reading, and MAKES SENSE "-Carrie C. Spencer About the Book Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories? Why do some stories work and others don't? The answer is "structure." In this IPPY and NIEA-Award winning guide from the author of the bestselling "Outlining Your Novel," you will learn the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will show you how to perfectly time your story's major events and will provide you with an unerring standard against which to evaluate your novel's pacing and progression. "Structuring Your Novel" will show you: How to determine the best techniques for empowering your unique and personal vision for your story. How to identify common structural weaknesses and flip them around into stunning strengths. How to eliminate saggy middles by discovering your "centerpiece." Why you should NEVER include conflict in every scene. How to discover the questions you "don't" want readers asking about your plot-and then how to get them to ask the right questions. Story structure has enabled countless bestselling and classic authors. Now it's your turn More Praise for "Structuring Your Novel" "K.M. Weiland delivers another exceptional resource for writers-offering practical guidance on everything from crafting a book's hook to its resolution."-Elizabeth Spann Craig, Author of the Myrtle Clover Mysteries ""Structuring Your Novel" will give you the blueprint for making your story more powerful. I'm taking this one with me to my desert island "-Jennifer Ibarra "After finishing the book, I reviewed my own writing and was easily able to see where the story wasn't working, understand why it wasn't, and figure out what I needed to do to fix it."-Abby Geiger More storytelling assistance from K.M. Weiland: Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success-Can outlining help you write a better story?

Outlining Your Novel

Author: K M Weiland
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ISBN: 9780985780494
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This bestselling guide will help you choose the right type of outline to unleash your creativity as a writer, guide you in brainstorming plot ideas, and aid you in discovering your characters.

Outlining Your Novel Workbook

Author: K. M. Weiland
Editor: Penforasword
ISBN: 9780985780425
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Learn How to Make Your First Draft Easy! Award-winning author K.M. Weiland's previous book, the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, showed writers how to embrace outlines in a way that makes the writing process fun, inspiring, and easy. Now it's time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you've already learned, the Outlining Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to getting the bones of your story down on paper, identifying plot holes, and brainstorming exciting new possibilities. Containing hundreds of incisive questions and imagination-revving exercises, this valuable resource will show you how to: Create your own personalized outlining process Brainstorm premise and plot ideas Discover your characters Choose and create the right settings Organize your scenes And so much more! This accessible and streamlined workbook will empower you to create a powerful outline-and an outstanding novel. Start writing your best book today!

Creating Character Arcs

Author: K. M. Weiland
Editor: Penforasword
ISBN: 9781944936044
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Explores the techniques of effective character development in the processing of writing novels to take the author's stories from good to great, including how to determine which arc is right for your character, why you should never pit plot against character, and how to avoid the pitfalls of writing novels without character arcs.

The 30 Day Novel Workbook

Author: Lynn Johnston
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539754206
Size: 13,80 MB
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A NEW APPROACH TO WRITING A NOVEL IN 30 DAYS Write fast or write well? You don't have to choose when you've got a story blueprint that shows you how to write a novel with perfect structure in thirty steps. If you've ever tried to write a novel in a month, you know how much fun it can be when the words flow...and how hard it can be to ignore the fear that your story is no good. What if you didn't have to worry about plot structure? What if you could be free to just focus on your characters when you sit down to write each day? The Plot-As-You-Write story blueprint breaks your novel into thirty manageable sections and asks you a series of character-focused questions that generate a solid plot structure every time. Combining three-act structure with a character growth arc and elements of the Hero's Journey, this story blueprint is extremely flexible and has been successfully tested by both plotters and pantsers. Make novel writing fun again-try the Plot-As-You-Write story blueprint and finish your next novel in 30 days!

The 12 Key Pillars Of Novel Construction

Author: C S Lakin
Editor: Ubiquitous Press
ISBN: 9780991389476
Size: 14,17 MB
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The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction takes the mystery out of building a solid story and shows you how to go from idea to complete novel in practical, easy-to-understand steps. Build smart! Over and over, struggling writers make the same fatal mistakes in their manuscripts. Even writers who have studied all the best writing craft books and taken workshops and followed writers' blogs still don't get the structure. Truth is, a lot of writers believe they can write a novel without taking time to learn the nuts and bolts of novel construction. Just as with building a house, writers need to adeptly wield the proper tools and materials, and follow structurally sound rules if they hope to "build a novel." Build strong! Smart writers will take the time to learn how to structure strong pillars that will hold up their novels. This new comprehensive writing craft book clearly lays out just how to build each essential pillar so it can carry the weight of your story. Without such foundational support, collapse is inevitable. There are 12 key pillars of novel construction, and if any of these pillars is weak, made of faulty materials, it will compromise the integrity of your novel. Build a novel that will stand up to scrutiny and thrill readers! Inside, you'll learn: what the four primary support pillars are, and why and how you need to build those first, before tackling any other components in your novel. how to determine if an idea has the potential to become a riveting concept with a kicker, and how to transform that idea into a stunning concept. what high stakes is really all about and how to ensure your novel is exploding with them. the secret to creating a riveting protagonist, and the two goals he needs to be pursuing. what tension really is and how to ramp it up in your novel. the key to portraying evocative settings and how to come up with them. 7 important tips to creating believable dialog. what voice is, and how it differs from writing style. ways to brainstorm ideas for plot, themes, motifs, setting, and rich characters through asking a series of questions that will take you deep below the surface of your story. what the difference is between theme and motif, and why both are essential. Ideas and instructions on how to mind map your characters, plot, settings, themes-all the important elements of your story-and integrate them into your 12 pillars. In addition, you'll get 12 comprehensive "inspection checklists," each with 12 sets of deep, thought-provoking questions meant to ensure your pillars are truly strong enough to hold the weight of your story. You need to pass every inspection! Don't waste time trying to guess at novel structure. By using this concise, detailed blueprint, you can be sure you'll end up with a terrific novel-every time! The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction is part of The Writer's Toolbox Series of writing craft books for novelists. Be sure to get all of the books so you'll have your toolbox filled to the brim with the tools you need to write novels that readers will rave about!

First Draft In 30 Days

Author: Karen Wiesner
Editor: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN:
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Write Your Novel in 30 Days Say goodbye to writing and rewriting with no results. Starting—and finishing—your novel has never been easier! First Draft in 30 Days provides you with a sure-fire system to reduce time-intensive rewrites and avoid writing detours. Award-winning author Karen S. Wiesner's 30-day method shows you how to create an outline so detailed and complete that it actually doubles as your first draft. Flexible and customizable, this revolutionary system can be modified to fit any writer's approach and style. Plus, comprehensive and interactive worksheets make the process seem less like work and more like a game. This invaluable resource also includes: Itemized and flexible schedules to keep you focused each and every day Dozens of detailed worksheets to guide you through the outlining process Completed sample worksheets inspired by best-selling novels Tips for outlining projects already in development Brainstorming techniques to keep you motivated Goal sheets for getting—and keeping—your career on track Many aspiring and experienced novelists toss out hundreds of pages (and waste valuable time) before they have a workable first draft of a novel. You don't have to fall into this category anymore. With First Draft in 30 Days, you'll have all the tools you need to write your masterpiece!

Storming

Author: K. M. Weiland
Editor: Penforasword Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9780985780470
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After an peculiar young woman falls out of the sky onto his biplane, an irresponsible barnstormer must help her prevent a pirate dirigible with a weather machine from wreaking havoc on the Nebraska hometown he fled nine years ago.

How To Write A Novel

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ISBN: 9781482094503
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"This little book is one which so well explains itself that no introductory word is needed; and I only venture to intrude a sentence or two here with a view to explain the style in which I have conveyed my ideas. I desired to be plain and practical, and therefore chose the direct and epistolary form as being most suitable for the purpose in hand." *A Model Lesson in Novel-Writing *The Teachable and the Unteachable *Where do Novelists get their Stories from? *Is there a Deeper Question? *What about the Newspapers? *Formation of the Plot *The Agonies and Joys of "Plot-Construction" *Care in the Use of Actual Events *The Natural History of a Plot *Sir Walter Besant on the Evolution of a Plot *Plot-Formation in Earnest *Characters first: Plot afterwards *The Natural Background *The Chief Character *How to Portray Character *Methods of Characterization *The Trick of "Idiosyncrasies" *Narrative Art *Movement *Aids to Description: The Point of View *Selecting the Main Features *Description by Suggestion *Facts to Remember *Color: Local and Otherwise *What about Dialect? *On Dialogue *Points in Conversation *"Atmosphere" *Topography and Geography *Scientific Facts *Grammar *Communicable Elements *Incommunicable Elements *Quick and Slow *How many Words a Day? *Charles Reade and Anthony Trollope *The Mission of Fancy *Fancies of another Type *Some of our Younger Writers: Mr Zangwill, Mr *Coulson Kernahan, Mr Robert Barr, Mr H. G. Wells *Curious Methods *Practice the Short Story *Short Story Writers on their Art *The Truth about Success (Minor Conditions of Success *Plus more including "The Philosophy of Composition" by Edgar Allan Poe