Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story
Acclaim for Structuring Your Novel “I have long wished for a book like this. Structuring Your Novel is so much more than a writing craft book—it’s a recipe to help writers structure a deep, meaningful journey for their hero that will captivate readers from beginning to end.”—Angela Ackerman,... show more
Acclaim for Structuring Your Novel “I have long wished for a book like this. Structuring Your Novel is so much more than a writing craft book—it’s a recipe to help writers structure a deep, meaningful journey for their hero that will captivate readers from beginning to end.”—Angela Ackerman, Author of The Emotion Thesaurus “There is absolute gold in this book—and I am grateful that the author has a real talent for distilling some of the somewhat clunky information found elsewhere, into really simple-to-understand and easy-to-follow techniques.”—Robert Scanlon “This book shows a writer how to structure their novel from beginning to end in a no-nonsense manner. It’s fast and easy reading, and MAKES SENSE!”—Carrie C. Spencer About the Book Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories? Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. In this new guide from the author of the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, you will learn the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will show you how to perfectly time your story’s major events and will provide you with an unerring standard against which to evaluate your novel’s pacing and progression. Structuring Your Novel will show you: How to determine the best techniques for empowering your unique and personal vision for your story. How to identify common structural weaknesses and flip them around into stunning strengths. How to eliminate saggy middles by discovering your “centerpiece.” Why you should NEVER include conflict in every scene. How to discover the questions you don’t want readers asking about your plot—and then how to get them to ask the right questions. Story structure has enabled countless bestselling and classic authors. Now it’s your turn! More Praise for Structuring Your Novel “K.M. Weiland delivers another exceptional resource for writers—offering practical guidance on everything from crafting a book’s hook to its resolution.”—Elizabeth Spann Craig, Author of the Myrtle Clover Mysteries “Structuring Your Novel will give you the blueprint for making your story more powerful. I’m taking this one with me to my desert island!”—Jennifer Ibarra “After finishing the book, I reviewed my own writing and was easily able to see where the story wasn’t working, understand why it wasn’t, and figure out what I needed to do to fix it.”—Abby Geiger If your writing has benefited from Larry Brook’s Story Engineering or John Truby’s The Anatomy of Story, you’re sure to find further inspiration in Structuring Your Novel. More storytelling assistance from K.M. Weiland: Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success—Can outlining help you write a better story? Looking for K.M. Weiland’s fiction? Dreamlander—What if your dreams came true? Behold the Dawn—The sins of a bishop. The vengeance of a monk. The secrets of a knight. A Man Called Outlaw—One man stood up unafraid. One man fell alone. One man’s courage became a legend. The Memory Lights—A pickpocket in the slums of Victorian England, she has no memory of her past . . . except for the street lamps that haunt her. One More Ride in the Rain—One last battle remains for three weary Confederate soldiers. Their only choice: to run or to fight? The Saddle Daddy Rode—Her father is dying. Her hope is fading. Where is faith when she needs it?
Publish date: August 24th 2013
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
This is a fantastic book of information, and the accompanying workbook is great at teaching the reader about story structure. There's examples to help you understand, and it's very thorough. I imagine I'll be using this info to help strengthen my future stories and I'm excited to get started. So why...
There are a lot writing guides published on how to write a novel. I'm sure each reader of those guides has their favorites. Well, I will add that Weiland's Structuring Your Novel has become my favorite. She breaks down the essentials of story, scene, and sentence structure quite easily and uses exam...