Is This Course For You?
Aiming to write a novel but not sure where to start?
Writing a first draft but feel like your story sags in the middle?
Concerned about making your plot gripping enough?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this course is for you.
Designed so you can learn at your own pace and fit novel writing into your busy schedule, it takes you from idea to first draft using clear, easy-to-follow steps. This approach works whether you like to outline in detail ahead of time, discover your story as you write, or do a little of both.
The course includes clear examples from popular and enduring novels and films such as Star Wars: A New Hope and Pride and Prejudice.
You'll learn how to:
- generate and choose ideas with enough conflict to thrill you and your readers
- build characters and conflicts that make your story exciting and engaging from the start
- understand and create 7 key major plot points that keep readers turning pages
- get past common blocks to finishing your first draft and
- have fun while doing it
Perhaps most important, How To Plot Your Novel: From Idea To First Draft walks you through what should happen in the middle of the novel – that spot that many writers approach with dread.
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What Other Writers Say About How To Plot Your Novel: From Idea To First Draft:
If you want to actually finish your novel, instead of constantly re-hashing the first chapter, it is a blueprint for success.
I often thought about writing a novel but had no idea how to start or what to do in the middle of the story. This clear, easy-to-follow course showed me the way.
Rock-solid support for a writer through a step-by-step process in the huge and sometimes overwhelming project of drafting a novel plot.