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Finishing Your First Novel

Pin now, read once I've written about 6 more drafts and am ready. :P Step for getting published

The Writer's Rule Book How to Get Published 5 Characters Who Should Be in Your Story So You Want to Write a Novel How to Brainstorm for Creativity The Key Book Publishing Paths

How to Outline a Novel: 60 Index Cards Method *

How to Outline a Novel: 60 Index Cards Method -- Most novels have about 60 scenes and three acts (like a screenplay). The acts are a “series of sequences that culminate in a major turning point in a character’s life.

A Novel Idea: How to Make a Plot Board--it's super simple, it will keep your story organized, and I even made a video!

A Novel Idea: How to Make a Plot Board --it's super simple-- it will keep your story organized and even make a video .

The Plot Thickens:21 Ways to Plot Your Novel

The Plot Thickens:21 Ways to Plot Your Novel

Tighten the Tension in Your Novel

Tighten the Tension in Your Novel

As you write your novel, building and sustaining tension can be tough. John provides three ways to create tension and keep readers turning pages.

In Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, one of the hero’s friends (Neville & Peeta) stands in his way, just as the climactic action is starting to build. It helps that the YA hero is quite stubborn!  Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen both have the same solution: they incapacitate their good adversary. Here is an 11 step breakdown of how the bestselling novels pull off this scene without it seeming contrived.

Why Your Novel's Hero Should Fight a Good Guy (in 11 Uncontrived Steps

Why Your Novel’s Hero Should Fight a Good Guy (in 11 Uncontrived Steps) - [step by step analysis using Harry Potter SS and Hunger Games examples]

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