How to Write a Plot Outline: Infographic | Now Novel
Learn how to write a plot outline for your novel before you start your first draft. Writing a plot outline will help you finish and avoid writer's block.
There are HOW MANY Obstacles on the Hero’s Journey?! Nothing is ever easy for the hero! On the monomythical Hero’s Journey, the main character must endure a “Trail of Trials.” There are an average of 15 obstacles in the middle of the first books of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Twilight.
How to Use Index Cards to Outline Your Book
So, I haven’t posted in quite a while. I do have a few good reasons though. I’ve been busy with my photography blog, A Moment to Capture, posting photos and looking for opportunities to…
How I Write 100,000 Words a Month
Accidental Epic It turns out 100,000 words is a lot. They’re called “epics” for a reason, and when I wrote mine I had no idea that was what I was doing. I had an idea for a story …
Three Easy Ways You've Never Thought of to Keep Track of Time in Your Novel - Helping Writers Become Authors
Do you know, without looking, how much time your story covers? Here are three easy ways to keep track of time in your novel.
29 Plot Templates: Know the Readers Expectations Before you Bust Them
Plot templates give novelists and authors a starting point to writing a plot novel that keeps readers riveted. 29 examples of templates to pick and choose from.
Misdirection: Why We Have to Fool Our Readers - Helping Writers Become Authors
Compares authors to magicians and talks about why the art of misdirection is a crucial skill.
On Changing Book Titles And Covers: My Own Experience And How You Can Do It Too | The Creative Penn
I've just been through a massive rebranding process: re-titling and re-covering the first 3 books in my ARKANE series, and updating the back matter for all the other books. A hefty amount of work! Here's why and how, just in case you want to go through this sometime.
Series Tips: Characters, Timeline & Plot | Fiction Notes
For series tips, Scrivener software makes it easy to track characters, plot, & timelines. Continuity across the series is crucial & Scrivener makes it easy.
3 Awesome Plot Structures For Building Bestsellers — Well-Storied.
Novels are just like houses. Houses have rooms and residents. Novels have chapters and characters. Houses have curb appeal. Novels have pretty covers. Houses and novels both take a while to build, and the end results for both aren't worth much if they weren't built on a solid foundation. And whe
How a Scene List Can Change Your Novel-Writing Life
Creating a scene list changed my novel-writing life, and doing the same will change yours too. Includes examples of the scene lists from famous authors.