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 see this almost constantly in work brought to me: lack of conflict, especially in the beginning of the novel. Here are some suggestions from the Writing Café. self-publishing independent author website information novel writing non-fiction fiction books manuscripts how-to www.shellhunterpubco.com