Novel Writing Blueprint

You may stumble, you may fall down a crevasse. Your hand may become trapped under a heavy rock. You are trapped. You cry out in anguish. "What can I do to make this work?" This is how it is for all of us. Writers are weird.

Author: Jill Harris

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ISBN: 0995789533

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The keys to novel writing explained by a published author and former Open University creative writing teacher. Let's face it, writing a novel is hard. What if there was a system that could take the drudgery out of it? Novel Writing Blueprint is just that book. It will help you to take the grunt work out of the equation, and learn to love the process without dampening your creative spirit or detracting from your voice. This blueprint provides the framework your book needs. It will support and strengthen your writing process and will help you make your writing dreams come true. No matter if you're working on your first book or you've been publishing for years, this book will help you navigate from writing the first line to writing 'The End'. Inside, you'll learn everything you need to know about: Prewriting - preparation and approach Research - how much and how long? Story Goals - the difference between goals and hooks Character Development - personality types and how to work with them Settings - how to make them more interesting Outlining - a different method of outlining your book quick and easily Premise - the core of your story Outlining overview - the general shape of your book Initial outline sketch - start simple Four-Act Structure with the 3 main thresholds - Initiation, Decisions, Response, Realisation, Battle, Friend, Sacrifice Focused freewriting - tackling your first draft, writing fast, writing smart Editing - 3 main sweeps and working with a professional Publishing - brief notes on bringing out your book And more! If you're ready to level up your novel writing process, try the blueprint for yourself.

Novel Writing Blueprint Workbook

It will help you to take the grunt work out of the equation, and learn to love the process without dampening your creative spirit or detracting from your voice. This blueprint provides the framework your book needs.

Author: Jill Harris

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ISBN: 0995789541

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Page: 280

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The keys to novel writing explained by a published author and former Open University creative writing teacher. Let's face it, writing a novel is hard. What if there was a system that could take the drudgery out of it? Novel Writing Blueprint is just that book. It will help you to take the grunt work out of the equation, and learn to love the process without dampening your creative spirit or detracting from your voice. This blueprint provides the framework your book needs. It will support and strengthen your writing process and will help you make your writing dreams come true. No matter if you're working on your first book or you've been publishing for years, this book will help you navigate from writing the first line to writing 'The End'. Inside, you'll learn everything you need to know about: Prewriting - preparation and approach Research - how much and how long? Story Goals - the difference between goals and hooks Character Development - personality types and how to work with them Settings - how to make them more interesting Outlining - a different method of outlining your book quick and easily Premise - the core of your story Outlining overview - the general shape of your book Initial outline sketch - start simple Four-Act Structure with the 3 main thresholds - Initiation, Decisions, Response, Realisation, Battle, Friend, Sacrifice Focused freewriting - tackling your first draft, writing fast, writing smart Editing - 3 main sweeps and working with a professional Publishing - brief notes on bringing out your book And more! If you're ready to level up your novel writing process, try the blueprint for yourself.

The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction

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

Author: C S Lakin

Publisher: Ubiquitous Press

ISBN: 0991389476

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Page: 262

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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!

The Novel Writer s Blueprint

It's time to turn your literary dreams into reality. Buy this book, and start writing your novel today.

Author: Kevin T. Johns

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ISBN: 0992004128

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Page: 152

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Now YOU can craft a story like a best-selling author, even if you've never written a novel before In THE NOVEL WRITER'S BLUEPRINT, author Kevin T. Johns will teach you how to write your rst book using an easy-to-follow ve-step system that stimulates idea creation, simpli es work ow, and supercharges your writing. Step 1: Genre Selection - Learn to harness the power of genre Step 2: Story Structure - Select a story structure already proven to work with readers Step 3: Puzzle Work - Piece together your scenes into a helpful beat sheet Step 4: Preparatory Regimen - Sharpen your writing skills Step 5: Running the Marathon - Implement protocols to stay on track and beat the biggest challenges The Blueprint turns the vast project of writing a debut novel into an organized system that will propel you past the trepidation that holds back so many rst-time authors. It's time to turn your literary dreams into reality. Buy this book, and start writing your novel today.

How to Write a Novel

Do you have an awesome story that you want to write and share with the world but not sure how to get started? Let this book be your blueprint! Whether you want to write short stories or write an entire fiction novel this book can help.

Author: Jonathan Reid

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ISBN: 1974240029

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Do you have an awesome story that you want to write and share with the world but not sure how to get started? Let this book be your blueprint! Whether you want to write short stories or write an entire fiction novel this book can help. Writing is supposed to be a creative and fun process, however so many aspiring writers struggle with how they should outline their novel and are often completely unaware of structure and discipline that is required when writing and end up failing. Within this book are proven strategies that will help ensure you stay on track and finish your masterpiece. Some of the topics include: How to outline your novel and the importance of this overlooked exercise We go in depth on what the snowflake method is and how to use it effectively How to build character summaries and profiles Visual mapping and outlining Skeletal outlining Time management when it comes to your writing and how to stay organized By following the step by step process laid out within this book you'll find the confidence to finish your own novel and have all the steps and knowledge required to do so! This book is purposely designed to be a short read, yet powerful and packed with information. Our hope is that you can finish reading this book in just a few hours and then immediately apply the steps discussed in this book to start working on your very own project. Remember, creative writing is meant to be fun! Enjoy the process!

The Novel Planning Blueprint

Writing a novel, despite how much experience you have, what genre your novel is, or how long you plan for it to be, is not an easy task to take on!

Author: S. J. Ridley

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ISBN: 1521795576

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Page: 151

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Writing a novel, despite how much experience you have, what genre your novel is, or how long you plan for it to be, is not an easy task to take on! With this trusty planner in your hands, however, and the passion and determination I can see you already have, you are ready to take your writing and your literary career into your own hands and turn your dreams into a reality.

Blueprint for a Book

This book is an argument to stop and define the foundational elements of your story before you keep writing – which means understanding your motivation as a writer, considering your reader’s expectations, and making sure your story has ...

Author: Jennie Nash

Publisher: Tree Farm Books

ISBN: 173325112X

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How to write a novel in the most efficient way by tackling the hardest part before you start to write, from top book coach Jennie Nash "This process makes me want to write, and it makes what I'm writing better. I read it before every draft. It's that good." -KJ Dell'Antonia, New York Times bestselling author of The Chicken Sisters Whether you're writing your first novel or your tenth, there is a temptation to pin it to the page before it disappears. It's such a brilliant idea and you can see the whole thing shimmering in your mind, just out of reach. Maybe you do some work on character development and plotting, but you're a racehorse at the gate, ready to run, ready to write. This book is an argument to stop and define the foundational elements of your story before you keep writing - which means understanding your motivation as a writer, considering your reader's expectations, and making sure your story has a solid structure that will hold up inside and out from beginning to end. This clarity is what gives a novel its power and a writer their confidence. Jennie Nash is the creator of the Book Coach Certification program at Author Accelerator and has taught hundreds of book coaches and thousands of novelists how to use the Blueprint for a Book system-and the Inside Outline at the heart of it - to help them produce their best work in the most efficient way. "Jennie Nash turned me into a plotter and changed the way I think about approaching any new project. I'm an Inside Outside outline fan for life!" -Alison Hammer, author of You and Me and Us and Little Pieces of Me "If you are about to start writing or revising your novel - hold up! You need this book before putting fingers to keyboard. It's a step-by-step design-your-novel manual that encapsulates the most important aspect of great story-telling: how to reach deep into your writerly heart and into the heart of the story you want to bring to life." - Janet Fox, author of The Artifact Hunters "I will sing the praises of the Inside Outline forever. It's f*ing genius." -Carla Naumburg, author of How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids "The Inside Outline is making writing easier. I can focus more on the writing rather than discovering what the scene is about when I'm creating it. Why isn't every writer using it? Instead, people are plonking down good money to be told ten key steps in writing dialogue or setting a scene. I'm so grateful I'm no longer one of them." - Kate Kimball, first time novelist

Writing Romance

WRITING ROMANCE: a Romance Fiction Writers Blueprint is a complete romance fiction writing workshop.

Author: Tina Adams

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1507731086

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Page: 144

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Discover how to create romance fiction novels with compelling characters, page-turning plots, exotic settings and a touchingly satisfying "happily ever after" that will leave your readers enchanted and begging for more! WRITING ROMANCE: a Romance Fiction Writers Blueprint is a complete romance fiction writing workshop. From your first inspiration to how to find readers for your published romance novel, WRITING ROMANCE: a Romance Fiction Writers Blueprint quickly takes writers from aspiring to published. It leads you through many different aspects of writing a romance novel, including: - What a romance novel is - How to show, not tell, why your lovers love - How to create sexual tension - The difference between the romance and your story's plot - How to map out your stories, so you'll always know what comes next ...avoid writers block! - A simple technique for developing your initial idea into a complete novel concept - How to create highly individual people to live on your pages - A method for creating a world in which your reader feels she could step into and live your story herself - The one question you must answer to suspend your readers disbelief and keep her reading your story - The only BEST way to start your story - A sentence-by-sentence method for plotting your story - How to pinpoint the exact spot where the beginning of your story ends and the middle begins - The secret to creating a winning six-second sales pitch for your book... ... and more.

The 30 Day Novel Workbook

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.

Author: Lynn Johnston

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539754200

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Page: 238

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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!

Blueprint for Writing

A book that writers can turn to for the truly important aspects of writing a novel or script.

Author: Rachel Friedman Ballon

Publisher: Contemporary Books

ISBN: 1565652169

Category: Authorship

Page: 232

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A book that writers can turn to for the truly important aspects of writing a novel or script.

Literary Ambition and the African American Novel

Finally, the core argument of “Blueprint,” that African American writers must mine African American folk culture if their literature is to be vital, original, and meaningful for the black masses was a staple of Harlem Renaissance ...

Author: Michael Nowlin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108482073

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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This book shows how African American literature emerged as a world-recognized literature: less as the product of a seamless tradition of writers signifying upon their ancestors and more the product of three generations of ambitious, competitive individuals aiming to be the first great African American writer. It charts a canon of fictional landmarks, beginning with The House Behind the Cedars and culminating in the National Book Awards Winner Invisible Man, and tells the compelling stories of the careers of key African writers, including Charles Chesnutt, James Weldon Johnson, Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison. These writers worked within the white-dominated, commercial, Eurocentric literary field to put African American literature on the world literary map, while struggling to transcend the cultural expectations attached to their position as 'Negro authors'. Literary Ambition and the African American Novel tells as much about the novels that these writers could not publish as it does about their major achievements.

The 30 Day Novel Romance Workbook

Combining three-act structure with a romance arc, character growth arcs for your couple, and elements of the Hero’s Journey, this story blueprint is extremely flexible.

Author: Lynn Johnston

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539754812

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Page: 318

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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 romance 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 romance arc, character growth arcs for your couple, 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 Marshall Plan Workbook

The Marshall Plan Workbook, companion volume to the very successful Marshall Plan for Novel Writing, focuses on building a novel's plot, with more than 100 pages of fill-in sheets that become a veritable blueprint for each reader's novel.

Author: Evan Marshall

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582970599

Category: Reference

Page: 250

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The Marshall Plan Workbook, companion volume to the very successful Marshall Plan for Novel Writing, focuses on building a novel's plot, with more than 100 pages of fill-in sheets that become a veritable blueprint for each reader's novel. The Marshall Plan Workbook pushes deeper into the process of writing a novel scene by scene. Readers will learn to craft intriguing story goals and compelling conflicts all within a specific framework that enables them to produce any type of novel in a systematic yet creative way. They'll also learn the ins-and-outs of selling their work once it's finished. * Lively, interactive approach makes the book fun as well as educational * Easy-to-follow instruction takes the mystery--but not the creativity--out of writing a novel

The Ultimate Writing Coach

OUTLINING An outline is like a blueprint for writing your novel. It details the developing plot and action, sometimes scene-by-scene, and often includes sketches of all characters. Outlines tend to be unique to each writer — they can be ...

Author: Caroline Taggart

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 9780715335215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Ultimate Writing Coach contains everything you need to know about writing and publishing. It presents authoritative guidance direct from professional writers covering the full gamut of both the fiction and non-fiction market. For fiction, there is coaching on everything from creating believable characters and writing short stories to specialist subjects such as crime and children's fiction. For non-fiction learn from expert advice on travel and technical writing, writing for the web, poetry and biographical writing, and journalism. This invaluable guide also includes succinct, practical guidance on actually getting published, with articles on how to get your submission right for immediate impact, contracts and legal issues, and the financial side. There are handy tips on learning opportunities, whether you're a high school graduate looking to embark on a university degree or a full-time mom looking to take a short course or workshop. And a handy glossary of book trade terminology will ensure you're fully clued up on your industry jargon.

The Sell Your Novel Tool kit

Keep working on the one-line summary as you also create your working blueprint. 2. AS A WORKING BLUEPRINT After watching so many writers struggle through the process of novel creation, I am convinced that writing from an outline and ...

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101153499

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING YOUR NOVEL PUBLISHED WITH THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND GUIDE Writers often spend years perfecting their first novel—then hit a dead end when it comes to getting it published. Learning to market your novel will make it stand out from the thousands of other books clamoring for the attention of an ever shrinking number of publishers. In this book, Elizabeth Lyon offers the wisdom of more than twenty years of experience as an author, book editor, writing instructor, and marketing consultant. Step-by-step, she details what editors want, what questions to ask them, and how to develop a marketing strategy. You will learn: · How to categorize your novel, and the sixteen ways of describing it · Nine ways of selling your novel · Descriptions of the jobs of literary agent, editor, and writer · Examples of actual story synopses, and successful query letters—in all the genres · How to prepare sample chapters · Thirty questions a writer needs to ask a prospective agent

Eat the Elephant

This is a method you can use book after book, knowing exactly what you need to do each time you sit down to write.How do you write a book? Use the Novel Blueprint method in Eat the Elephant.

Author: Jen Crosswhite

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ISBN: 1734159014

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How to Write Your Own Great American Novel

Have You Ever Wanted to Release Your Hidden Muse and Write Your Own Version of the Great American Novel?Here's a step-by-step blueprint for learning everything you need to know about writing your own novel.

Author: Elizabeth Young

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ISBN: 1452828369

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Page: 76

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Have You Ever Wanted to Release Your Hidden Muse and Write Your Own Version of the Great American Novel?Here's a step-by-step blueprint for learning everything you need to know about writing your own novel. Others have done it - why not you!If that seems to be a pretty positive assertion, you are absolutely correct, it is! But, if you have the desire reach deep down within and focus on your dream. You can do it and we can help!It's doubtful that anyone made their way through childhood knowing that they would one day become a published author. In fact, many famous authors find that they just "stumbled" into writing to fulfill some other need.Many people are under a misconception that authors sit down and page after page of creative writing just flows from their fingertips. Ask any successful writer and they will tell you that is a false picture of their writing process.In fact, you might be surprised to learn that many popular authors actually start with something as simple as an outline. You might think that is fine for a non-fiction presentation but not for fiction.Nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, even fiction requires a process. There must be an orderly flow of information for any publication to work. While a Pulitzer Prize may not be in your future, there are thousands of successful writers across a broad span of genres making a decent income while living their dream.The important thing to remember is that becoming a published author is not out of reach for the average person. Every day millions of people flock to their local bookstore and buy books that fit their needs at that moment. The only tools you need to get started are your brain and a blueprint. The brain is already there. The blueprint is found just as easily in "How To Write Your Own Great American Novel."

Writing Crime Fiction

Ideally your final revelation should combine both the elements of this double - harnessed form , detection and novel writing . At its best such a book will not only provide a satisfying solution to the murder puzzle which it still must ...

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Publisher: Unistar Books

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