Outlining Your Novel Workbook

Author: K. M. Weiland
Publisher: Penforasword
ISBN: 0985780428
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Genre: Authorship

Learn How to Make Your First Draft Easy! Award-winning author K.M. Weiland's previous book, the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, showed writers how to embrace outlines in a way that makes the writing process fun, inspiring, and easy. Now it's time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you've already learned, the Outlining Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to getting the bones of your story down on paper, identifying plot holes, and brainstorming exciting new possibilities. Containing hundreds of incisive questions and imagination-revving exercises, this valuable resource will show you how to: Create your own personalized outlining process Brainstorm premise and plot ideas Discover your characters Choose and create the right settings Organize your scenes And so much more! This accessible and streamlined workbook will empower you to create a powerful outline-and an outstanding novel. Start writing your best book today!

90 Days To Your Novel

Author: Sarah Domet
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599632773
Release Date: 2010-11-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Got 90 Days? Then You Can Be a Novelist Many famous authors write their novels in a matter of weeks. William Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying in six weeks. Joyce Carol Oates often cranks out two or three books a year. Stephen King believes first drafts should take no more than three months to complete. So, what's the trick? Novel writing isn't about inspiration. It's about the time, energy, and discipline to see the project to its finish. With The 90-Day Novel at your side, now is the time. This inspiring guide will be your push, your deadline, and your spark to finally, without excuses, and in three short months, nail that first draft of your novel. The difference between wanna-be writers and real writers is the difference between talk and work. If you commit to the schedule and the techniques within The 90-Day Novel and invest two to three hours a day for twelve weeks, you will complete your book. An outline will appear. Characters will take shape. A plot will emerge. Scenes will come together and form a story worth reading. And then the talking can begin! This helpful guide provides: Instruction that distills the elements of the novel—from crafting your outline to developing intriguing characters and believable plots Strategies for gaining support from your family and friends Motivating insights about writing and writers to minimize your inevitable moments of doubt A schedule to keep you in the writing zone and keep you focused, creative, and working Whether you're writing your first novel or your third, this guide provides the coaching, the planning, and the writerly commiseration to help get your book written.

Structuring Your Novel

Author: K. M. Weiland
Publisher: Lightning Source Incorporated
ISBN: 0985780401
Release Date: 2013-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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 IPPY and NIEA-Award winning 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 More storytelling assistance from K.M. Weiland: Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success-Can outlining help you write a better story?

The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing

Author: Evan Marshall
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1582970629
Release Date: 2001-04-01
Genre: Reference

Provides basic steps for writing a novel showing how to develop characters, plots, narratives, and target genres

Planning Your Novel

Author: Janice Hardy
Publisher: NLA Digital LLC
ISBN: 9780991536405
Release Date: 2014-02-28
Genre: Education

Planning Your Novel: Ideas and Structure takes you step-by-step through finding and developing ideas, brainstorming stories, and crafting a solid plan for your novel—including a one-sentence pitch, summary hook blurb, and working synopsis. Over 100 different exercises lead you through the novel-planning process, with ten workshops that build upon each other to flesh out your idea as much or as little as you need to do to start writing. Find Exercises On: Creating Characters Choosing Point of View Determining the Conflict Finding Your Process Developing Your Plot And So Much More! Planning Your Novel: Ideas and Structure is an easy-to-follow guide to planning your novel, as well as a handy tool for revising a first draft, or fixing a novel that isn’t quite working.

First Draft in 30 Days

Author: Karen Wiesner
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1582972966
Release Date: 2005-03-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

First Draft in 30 Days provides you with a sure-fire system to reduce time-intensive rewrites and avoid writing detours. Award-winning author Karen S. Wiesner's 30-day method shows you how to create an outline so detailed and complete that it actually doubles as your first draft. Flexible and customizable, this revolutionary system can be modified to fit any writer's approach and style. Plus, comprehensive and interactive worksheets make the process seem less like work and more like a game.

Ready Set Novel

Author: Chris Baty
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
ISBN: 1452101728
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This writer's block-busting workbook guides authors through planning and plotting a novel before writing it from the initial idea generation and brainstorming through character, setting, and story development. Full of helpful lists, plot maps, character Q&As, field trips, writing exercises, inspiring quotes, and plenty of space to write and outline, Ready, Set, Novel! provides ample inspiration and guidance to first-time novelists and more seasoned scribes alike.

The Novel Planner

Author: Kristen A. Kieffer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1535444835
Release Date: 2015-08-01
Genre:

You're seriously in love with stories, but are you ready to get serious about writing your own? The Novel Planner is the perfect daily planner for authors. Hobby writers, first-time novelists, and professional authors alike will love the structure and organization this daily planner provides. Features include: - Monthly and Weekly Calendars. (Establish goals, plan tasks, remember important dates, celebrate accomplishments, and more!) - Novel Project Reference Guide. (Outline up to two novel projects-including plot, character, setting, theme, and motif details-set project goals that can be broken down into actionable steps to be completed throughout the year, and create a marketing strategy to help you promote your upcoming novel.) - Brainstorming and Research Center. (Jot down story ideas, compile a reading list, sketch out musings, and more!) - Yearly Achievements Tracker. (Celebrating a year's worth of accomplishments, both big and small.) **Monthly and weekly calendar spreads are undated and begin on Mondays so you can begin rocking your writing life ASAP. **Planner is 8.5" x 11", printed on high-quality paper with a glossy cover, and shipped by Amazon's Createspace.

Book in a Month

Author: Victoria Lynn Schmidt
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781599639888
Release Date: 2015-09-04
Genre: Reference

A helpful, step-by-step manual introduces writers to an effective, thirty-day system for writing a novel, in a resource that includes instruction, weekly schedules, and detailed worksheets, while offering advice on time management, project selection, research strategies, character and plot development, revisions, and more. 15,000 first printing.

How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method

Author: Randy Ingermanson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1500574058
Release Date: 2014-07-18
Genre: Reference

A Magical Key to Unlock Your Creative Wizard Are you writing a novel, but having trouble getting your first draft written? You've heard of “outlining,” but that sounds too rigid for you. You've heard of “organic writing,” but that seems a bit squishy to you. Take a look at the wildly popular Snowflake Method—ten battle-tested steps that jump-start your creativity and help you quickly map out your story. All around the world, novelists are using the Snowflake Method right now to ignite their imaginations and get their first drafts down. In this book, you'll follow the story of a fictitious novelist as she learns to tap into the amazing power of the Snowflake Method. Almost magically, she finds her story growing from a simple idea into a deep and powerful novel. And she finds her novel changing her—into a stronger, more courageous person. Zany, Over the Top, and Just Plain Fun How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method is a “business parable”—a how-to guide written in story form. It's zany. It's over the top. It's just plain fun. It shows you how it's done, rather than tells you. You'll learn by example how to grow your story idea into a sizzling first draft. You'll discover: How to define your “target audience” the right way, so you know exactly how your ideal readers think and feel. Forget what the experts tell you about “demographics.” How to create a dynamite selling tool that will instantly tell people whether they'll love your story or hate it. And you want them to love it or hate it. How to get inside the skin of each of your characters—even your villain. Especially your villain. How to find a deep, emotively powerful theme for your story. Do you know the best point in your novel to unveil your theme? How to know when to backtrack, and why backtracking is essential to writing great fiction. How to fire-test each scene to ensure it's high-impact—before you write it. ExcerptGoldilocks had always wanted to write a novel. She learned to read before she went to kindergarten. In grade school, she always had her nose in a book. In junior high, the other kids thought she was weird, because she actually liked reading those dusty old novels in literature class. All through high school, Goldilocks dreamed of writing a book of her own someday. But when she went to college, her parents persuaded her to study something practical. Goldilocks hated practical, and secretly she kept reading novels. But she was a very obedient girl, so she did what her parents told her. She got a very practical degree in marketing. After college, she got a job that bored her to tears—but at least it was practical. Then she got married, and within a few years, she had two children, a girl and then a boy. She quit her job to devote full time to them. As the children grew, Goldilocks took great joy in introducing them to the stories she had loved as a child. When her son went off to kindergarten, Goldilocks thought about looking for a job. But her resume now had a seven-year hole in it, and her practical skills were long out of date. The only jobs Goldilocks could qualify for were minimum wage. She suddenly realized that being practical had made her horribly unhappy. On a whim, Goldilocks decided to do the one thing she had always wanted more than anything else—she was finally going to write a novel. She didn't care if it was impractical. She didn't care if nobody would ever read her novel. She was going to do it just because she wanted to. For the first time in years, she was going to do something just for herself. And nobody was going to stop her.

No Plot No Problem

Author: Chris Baty
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811845052
Release Date: 2004-09-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Chris Baty, motivator extraordinaire and instigator of a wildly successful writing revolution, spells out the secrets of writingand finishinga novel. Every fall, thousands of people sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which Baty founded, determined to (a) write that novel or (b) finish that novel inkid you not30 days. Now Baty puts pen to paper himself to share the secrets of success. With week-specific overviews, pep "talks," and essential survival tips for today's word warriors, this results-oriented, quick-fix strategy is perfect for people who want to nurture their inner artist and then hit print! Anecdotes and success stories from NaNoWriMo winners will inspire writers from the heralding you-can-do-it trumpet blasts of day one to the champagne toasts of day thirty. Whether it's a resource for those taking part in the official NaNo WriMo event, or a stand-alone handbook for writing to come, No Plot? No Problem! is the ultimate guide for would-be writers (or those with writer's block) to cultivate their creative selves.

Ultimate Novel Planning Workbook

Author: Pecherczyk Lana
Publisher:
ISBN: 099431390X
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This Ultimate Novel Planning Workbook helps aspiring and seasoned writers do exactly that - plan a novel. Great for all ages and with over 100 pages of worksheets including: brainstorming and writing exercises, plotting and characterization guides, editing tips and, a diary to track your word count goals. Also includes plenty of notepaper, map grid paper, setting and scene worksheets and more. Keep all of your notes in one place for easy reference. PDF available for home printing upon proof of purchase, details inside the book.

Before You Write Your Novel

Author: James McCreet
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317286639
Release Date: 2016-03-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

Previously available as "Before You Write a Word", Before You Write Your Novel sets out the essential techniques and approaches that lay the perfect foundation for writing your first novel. This concise and readable guide addresses the major stumbling blocks of fiction writing: the importance of planning and structure. This book covers the essential components of novel writing including narrative, story, plot, pace, chronology, character arc and engagement techniques, as well as research, story building, plotting and editing. Using an open and honest approach, feeding from his own experience as a published novelist and creative writing teacher, James McCreet offers a guide to the structural mechanisms of the novel, helping you plan a first draft through to a finished novel.

Novel Starter

Author: Fiction Attic Press
Publisher:
ISBN: 1945753080
Release Date: 2017-01-15
Genre:

If you want to write a novel but don't know where to begin, NOVEL STARTER is for you. This inspiring, practical novel writing workbook contains 50 days of exercises and writing advice to help you begin your novel or stories using the fundamental elements of narrative craft: dialogue, setting and description, point of view, plot, and characterization.Arranged in a daily progression to help you get the most out of your writing practice, the exercises in this workbook are the result of more than a decade of teaching. Craft-based exercises, free-flow exercises, and ten-minute prompts lead up to a series of imaginative flash fiction/chapter assignments. A Halfway There Self-Assessment helps your recognize your strengths and identify your subject. Whether you want to begin working on a novel, punch up your dialogue, learn how to create dramatic tension, mine your life for material, find your voice, or craft a story for publication, this workbook will help you get your novel off the ground.A great tool to take you into National Novel Writing Month. Writers who want to draft a complete novel should combine this workbook with The Paperclip Method: The No-Outline Novel Workbook.

Creating Character Arcs

Author: K. M. Weiland
Publisher: Penforasword
ISBN: 1944936041
Release Date: 2016-10-28
Genre: Reference

Powerful Character Arcs Create Powerful Stories Have you written a story with an exciting concept and interesting characters-but it just isn't grabbing the attention of readers or agents? It's time to look deeper into the story beats that create realistic and compelling character arcs. Internationally published, award-winning novelist K.M. Weiland shares her acclaimed method for achieving memorable and moving character arcs in every book you write. By applying the foundation of the Three-Act Story Structure and then delving even deeper into the psychology of realistic and dynamic human change, Weiland offers a beat-by-beat checklist of character arc guidelines that flexes to fit any type of story. This comprehensive book will teach you: How to determine which arc-positive, negative, or flat-is right for your character. Why you should NEVER pit plot against character. Instead, learn how to blend story structure and character development. How to recognize and avoid the worst pitfalls of writing novels without character arcs. How to hack the secret to using overarching character arcs to create amazing trilogies and series. And much more! Gaining an understanding of how to write character arcs is a game-changing moment in any author's pursuit of the craft. Bring your characters to unforgettable and realistic life-and take your stories from good to great!