A well-structured story is satisfying to read, as independent parts feel cohesive and related. Read a definition of story structure, followed by effective story structure examples and their insights.
There is no single method for how to outline a story, but these are some ways to make story structure and planning work for you and your writing process.
These ten tips should help you follow through and finish writing a book. Read about stacking habits, the benefits of smart goals, how many drafts published authors write and more.
Writing rituals and good habits in writing are hard to develop, but once you’ve got them you might just have a great writing process for life.
Writing resolutions, like other goals, are best kept small and easily attainable. Read 10 ideas for reaching your goals this year:
Serious writers cultivate specific habits. Read Amy Tan on the impetus for writing, Murakami on acquiring endurance and more.
Business plans for writers are valuable documents for setting, tracking and learning from goals and strategies for selling books. Read 9 steps for developing a thorough plan.
Manuscript evaluations or assessments are one of several options for getting detailed, professional feedback to elevate your writing. Learn more.
How long does it take to write a novel? Are there ways to speed the process up when writing to deadline (or impatient to get the draft done)? Read on for answers.