I like this as a general guide to novel structure. However many resources I've read warn against getting too locked into a single script or pattern like this. Sometimes you need to save the climax for the last two pages, and sometimes you need the action to start on the first page (and fill in 'setup' stuff later).

I like this as a general guide to novel structure. However many resources I've read warn against getting too locked into a single script or pattern like this. Sometimes you need to save the climax for the last two pages, and sometimes you need the action to start on the first page (and fill in 'setup' stuff later).

How to plan your novel so you can write your first draft in 30 days - and have it stronger than if you'd taken a year.

How to plan your novel so you can write your first draft in 30 days - and have it stronger than if you'd taken a year.

A novel in one year - a breakdown by tasks / weeks. How to write a novel

A novel in one year - a breakdown by tasks / weeks. How to write a novel

Beginner's Novel Writing Tips by The Novel Factory: Why You Need To Set Up Your Novel Ending In Your Opening Scene

Beginner's Novel Writing Tips by The Novel Factory: Why You Need To Set Up Your Novel Ending In Your Opening Scene

9 Surprising Reasons You Need 20 Characters to Start a Book If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping 24.

9 Surprising Reasons You Need 20 Characters to Start a Book If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping 24.

Questions to ask when you're world-building. When you're building a world in your sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian-- and yes, even contemporary!-- novels asking the right questions is essential to writing a full-fleshed out novel with a believable world

Questions to ask when you're world-building. When you're building a world in your sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian-- and yes, even contemporary!-- novels asking the right questions is essential to writing a full-fleshed out novel with a believable world

How to name a character: delve into this first step in the character creation process and find out where to look, what to look for, and what to avoid when naming the characters in your novel! // Something Delicious

How to name a character: delve into this first step in the character creation process and find out where to look, what to look for, and what to avoid when naming the characters in your novel! // Something Delicious

Write a great middle for your #NaNoWriMo novel: 9 tips.

Write a great middle for your #NaNoWriMo novel: 9 tips.

50 High-Stakes Plot Ideas that you can make your own... for your thriller, mystery, scifi, fantasy, or YA novel! #writingtips #NaNoWriMo #how to write a novel

50 High-Stakes Plot Ideas that you can make your own... for your thriller, mystery, scifi, fantasy, or YA novel! #writingtips #NaNoWriMo #how to write a novel

Ready to pump up the conversation in your novel? Learn how to write better dialogue - dialogue that speaks volumes! Click through to learn how.

Ready to pump up the conversation in your novel? Learn how to write better dialogue - dialogue that speaks volumes! Click through to learn how.

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