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).
Questions to Ask Yourself When You're World-Building
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
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