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Novel structure - how to structure your novel satisfyingly

Novel structure: How to give satisfying shape to your story

Views on novel structure differ in people’s opinions of what is ‘good’ structure versus what is ‘bad’. Some writers champion using three act structure. Others prefer not to follow a template of any kind. Here are some tips for creating a satisfying structure for your book: 1. Make the structure of your book suit your […]

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How to write novels ready for the screen - spotlight on words

How to write novels ready for the screen

You might have often heard good books describes as ‘unfilmable’ and wondered how to write novels ready for the screen. Sometimes, films of good books are disappointing: but why is that? There are certain aspects that make some books more likely to be attractive to filmmakers and that make for more successful films, and you can keep those […]

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Plot outline creation - 7 methods for outlining books

Plot outline creation: 7 smart methods

You’ve possibly been told many times to outline your book, but perhaps not how to create a plot outline. These seven ways to write a story outline appeal to different writing strengths. Choose a helpful book outlining approach that suits your personal writing preferences: How to outline a novel: 7 methods The traditional approach The traditional […]

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