Novel Planner and Checklist
Save time, increase efficiency and reduce errors in your novel. This free novel planner is full of everything that will assist you on your writing journey.
Reading Strategies Anchor Charts and Posters for Distance Learning
Are you ready to raise the bar of your reading instruction? These reading strategy anchor charts and posters will help your students develop strong comprehension skills. These easy to read and ready to print reading anchor charts work as a great companion for your read aloud or small group lesson. T...
9 Plot Points You Must Understand to Write a Page-Turning STory
In order to write an amazing, page-turning story, you need to hit all the plot points that will make readers keep turning the page and salivating for more. Learn what these plot points are here!
A Complete Guide to The Hero's Journey (or The Monomyth) - The Art of Narrative
Learn how to use the 12 steps of the Hero's Journey to structure plot, develop characters, and write riveting stories that will keep readers engaged!
The Heroine's Journey
As I read about the path taken by women in traditional stories, mythology and fairy tales, I was struck by how our own lives follow this pattern. The curious thing is that most of us don't realise what true transformation entails.
Basic plot structure for your novel - Simple Writing
Plot structure can mean the difference between 50,000 words worth of beautiful descriptions, action-packed scenes, and witty dialogue—and an actual story.
How to Choose Your Story's Plot Points - Helping Writers Become Authors
Learn how your story's plot points can be rearranged and strengthened to create a more powerful overall effect for your readers.
Planning a Novel: Character Arc In A Nutshell ~ WRITERS HELPING WRITERS®
So, you’re ready to sit down and plan a new book. Are you excited? I hope so. You’re about to create a new reality! Can you imagine it, that fresh page that’s full of potential? Your main character is going … Continue reading →
A Seven Point Story Structure Case Study of ”Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” — The Writing Kylie
In a previous post I wrote about the Seven Point Story Structure and in this post I will show you this structure in a case study of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, written by J. K. Rowling. Warning: There are spoilers below. If you don’t want to know more about this story, you should stop reading this post.
9 Essential Plot Points for a Page-Turning Story!
3. Escalation #1/Call to Adventure - Things get worse. Put pressure on your characters. Great place for heart-pounding action. Things happen
A Seven Point Story Structure Case Study of ”Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” — The Writing Kylie
In a previous post I wrote about the Seven Point Story Structure and in this post I will show you this structure in a case study of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, written by J. K. Rowling. Warning: There are spoilers below. If you don’t want to know more about this story, you should stop reading this post.
Critique: 7 Possible Hooks for Your Opening Chapter - Helping Writers Become Authors
In order to grab readers, you'll need to consider several specific types of hooks for your opening chapter. You may want to use one--or all of them.
Freytag’s Pyramid: Definition, Examples, and How to Use this Dramatic Structure in Your Writing
Freytag's Pyramid is one of the most well-known dramatic structures. Learn how it works and how to use it in your stories.
Plotting With the Save the Cat Beat Sheet Structure
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Last week we discussed both the Three-Act Structure and the Hero’s Journey , and now it's time for scree...
Story Structure: 3 Main Templates for Structuring an Unforgettable Story
Story structure is everything. Without structuring your story correctly, you lose readers...and fans. We have three templates for a good story structure.