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Structuring your novel : essential keys for writing an outstanding story

Author: K M Weiland
Publisher: Scottsbluff, Nebraska : PenForASword Publishing, 2013. ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do some stories work and others don't? The answer is structure. In this book, 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 -- Provided by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Literature
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K M Weiland
ISBN: 9780985780401 0985780401
OCLC Number: 858592420
Description: 295 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The hook --
Where should you begin? --
Opening chapter pitfalls --
The first act, Pt. 1: introducting characters --
The first act, Pt. 2: introducing stakes and settings --
The first plot point --
The first half of the second act --
The second half of the second act --
The third act --
The climax --
The resolution --
Further consideration for your ending --
FAQs about story structure --
The scene --
Options for goals in a scene --
Options for conflict in a scene --
Options for disasters in a scene --
The sequel --
Options for reactions in a sequel --
Options for dilemmas in a sequel --
Options for decisions in a sequel --
Variations on scene structure --
FAQs about scene structure --
Sentence structure.
Responsibility: K.M. Weiland

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Why do some stories work and others don't? The answer is structure. In this book, 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 -- Provided by the publisher.

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