Step-By-Step Exercises for Planning Your Best Book
Author: K. M. Weiland
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!
Hands-On Help for Building Strong and Successful Stories
Author: K. M. Weiland
Discover the Proven Blueprint for Creating Stories That Sell! Award-winning author K.M. Weiland's previous book, the award-winning Structuring Your Novel, showed writers how to create stories with strong and compelling plot structure. Now it's time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you've already learned, the Structuring Your Novel Workbook presents a guided approach to writing solid first drafts, identifying and fixing plot problems, and writing consistently good stories. Containing hundreds of incisive questions and imagination-revving exercises, this valuable resource will show you how to: Implement a strong three-act structure Time your acts and your plot points Unleash your unique and personal vision for your story Identify common structural weaknesses and flip them around into stunning strengths Eliminate saggy middles by discovering your story's "centerpiece" And so much more! This accessible and streamlined workbook will empower you to create a powerful structure-and an outstanding novel. Start writing your best book today!
Outline Your Fiction Book with Ease. a Workbook That Guides You Step-By-step to Outlining a Story You Are Excited about Writing. Planning Has Never Been So Fun! Great Author Gift!
Author: Hackney Jones
A writing coach by your side every step of the way! Is there a novel inside of you? Need help teasing it out? Are you frustrated at never knowing the next logical step to your story, and run the risk of rushing through it, or never even properly starting it? If you've ever had that burning desire to write a novel, the hardest part is getting started. So many ideas are rushing around your head and you just don't know how to get those first words down in the page. Our Novel Planning Templates workbook will solve all your problems. It's exactly what you want when you think of a novel writing template. There is no guesswork involved. Novel Planner Templates helps all ages and experience levels. Attractive and easy-to-read and follow worksheets guide you through the whole planning process, including: Ideas for your opening line. Describing your characters and their lifestyles and daily routine. Character motivations and flaws The Inciting Event. External goals of characters. Thwarts to the goals. Plot twists and how to create them. Adding in red herrings. How to create urgency in the narrative. How to keep the reader hooked. The final act of the narrative and how to tie up loose ends/create a cliff-hanger. and so much more. With Novel Planner Templates the heavy-lifting is done for you by us. The easy-to-follow plan helps your novel appear on the page in front of you like magic. How do we know it works? Because we have been where you are. We've struggled in the past to get our fiction novels out of our heads in a logical, well thought-out order, hence why this template workbook has been created. We use it ourselves still to this day, and it works every time. We will show you what's been missing from your story, maybe even things you wouldn't have thought of before. Novel Planner Templates is written by authors for authors, so you can be safe in the knowledge that we know what works - just check out our reviews for our fiction books! Our tried-and-tested formula will enable you to wow your readers. There is room in this workbook to plan 3 novels - amazing value! No more notes scattered everywhere! Everything is in one place. In no time at all you will go from confused, overwhelmed and ready to give up on your dream, to excited to get started. With Novel Planner Templates there is literally no stopping you now! Before you know it, you will be telling other authors how simple writing novels is and you'll be watching all those positive reviews come flooding in from your fans! With Novel Planner Templates you won't even realise you're planning a book! We have made it that easy! If you've always wanted to take part in "NaNoWriMo", this is a game-changer! So, let us set you off on your dream of becoming an author. Perfectly partners the full course workbook 'How to Write a Novel from Scratch' - available NOW. See the full range on Amazon 'Hackney and Jones Writing'. It's time to get excited!
A Workbook To Brainstorm, Plan, And Outline Your Novel
Author: Jeannette G
Use this journal to map your novel and keep all of your ideas in one place. Write the story that you have always wanted with a clear direction on how to write your story. You can develop your characters, draft your plot, and outline your entire novel. There is also a planner included inside the workbook so you can either plan your novel writing along with your daily life or you can use it to write down goals and achievements. This can be a perfect way to document the journey of your writing while also giving you a solid place to plan and brainstorm your ideas. 116 pages 8 x 10 Brainstorm Outline Notes Character templates 6 month planner
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?
Writing a novel is a daunting task, but there are ways to make it a little easier.Many try to simply start with a blank page and write the book. That path leads to discouragement, ten drafts, and eventually a search for other work--unless you're another Stephen King. I knew I needed help but couldn't find anything that gave me what I wanted--something short, to the point, with reminders of what I already knew about what a novel is made up of, how it's constructed, etc. So, I created my own. I now use this format, and it has helped me define my concept, plot line, major scenes, characters and all the rest. It's helped me make progress with a novel that gave me fits for months. Before, I didn't have a concise way to nail down my essential story components; now, I do. This very simple workbook has helped me do it. You know, sometimes, you just have to build your own tools.Bonus: On the last page is an email address where you can get a FREE PDF with fillable computer form blanks to use over and over again.
The Writer's Reference to Exceptional Character Development and Creative Writing
Author: K. M. Weiland
Publisher: Helping Writers Become Authors
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Uncover the Secrets to Creating Characters Readers Will Never Forget Award-winning author K.M. Weiland's previous book, the acclaimed Creating Character Arcs, showed writers how to identify the five most important types of character arcs and use them to bring your own characters to life with stunning and powerful realism. Now it's time to put those lessons to use! Building upon the principles you've already learned, the Creating Character Arcs Workbook presents a guided approach to choosing the right type of character arc for your story, joining plot and character into a cohesive and resonant whole, and choosing stories with life-changing themes. Containing hundreds of incisive questions and imagination-revving exercises, this valuable resource will show you how to: Write an inspiring Positive Change Arc Create one of three unforgettable Negative Change Arcs Take full advantage of a heroic Flat Arc Align the structure of your character arcs with that of your plot Revise a story that has no arc And so much more! This accessible and streamlined workbook will empower you to create resonant character arcs-and an outstanding novel. Start writing your best book today!
This simple streamlined workbook provides a place to outline your novel and store all of your novel's ideas and notes. To assist in outlining your book, this workbook includes the following pages: Brainstoriming Story Development Questions Plot Summary Story Structute Major Events (Plot Points) General Plot Points Story Board Character Sheets Settings Chapter Summary Sheets Research Notes
Are you the type of person that just sits down and starts typing when an idea comes into your head? You're really pounding on that keyboard and before you know it it¿s time to read over what your blood, sweat and tears put on that paper. You are reading along, big smile on your face, and then you realize something is missing. There¿s a hole. A plot hole! How did you miss it? How are you going to fix it? Being a pantser can be exciting, and who wants to be a boring plotter anyway? Well, being a plotter has it¿s advantages. By outlining your story ahead of time, you can recognize possible plot holes before it becomes a page full of red ink.What you will learn in this workbook is a step by step guide to outlining your book in a methodical and efficient way that barely leaves room for potholes. The steps are easy to understand and implement. There are many ways to outline a story and this workbook will show you one of many. But ultimately you should use the method that works best for you in creating a quality masterpiece.
Workbook Outline Journal for Development of Plot, Characters, Worlds, Settings, Scenes and Chapters
Author: Robin Coe
Are you writing a novel? There are many reasons to start with outlining a novel before you put pen to grindstone. Breaking down a novel into its constituent parts can make the task of writing a book less daunting. The time you spend planning your novel will also help to decrease the chance of writer's block, help you to spot problems in your plot earlier, help you identify clear story goals for your characters and increase your ability to use foreshadowing effectively. Plan Your Book is a novel outline workbook that provides you with a framework for developing a plan easily. The workbook includes: Novel Details Page Synopsis & Plot Development Worksheet Blank Table of Contents & Blank Page Number Tracking so You Can Organize Your Novel by Your Preferred Index Method 20 Character Development Worksheets 10 Character Arc Worksheets for Your Major Characters 10 Character Conflict Worksheets to Chart Conflicts Between Your Protagonist & Antagonists 6 World Building Worksheets 10 Setting Development Worksheets for Major Settings in Your Novel 50 Scene Development Worksheets 30 Chapter Summary Worksheets
A practical guide to mastering the art of the novel from the founder of the Donald Maass Literary Agency shows readers how to build plot layers, strengthen point of view, create inner conflict, and develop a "psychology of place," among other important novelistic techniques. Original.
This book is a tool to help you outline your novel, using The Hero's Journey story arc (from Joseph Campbell's "The Hero With A Thousand Faces") ................... Within this book you will find space for you to write out your outline, in two drafts, with appropriate hints and advice in keeping with the emotional arc of The Hero's Journey. ................... You will also find pages for character sketches, your story as a synopsis, as well as many other prompts and tips for the writing of your novel. ................... This is a workbook that acts as a fantastic tool to help you get a successful initial outline done.
This simple, streamlined workbook provides a place to outline your novel and store all of your novel's ideas and notes. To assist in outlining your book, this workbook includes the following pages: Brainstorming Story Development Questions Plot Summary Story Structure Major Events (Plot Points) General Plot Points Story Board Character Pages ( Protagonist, Anatagonist, Secondary, and Tetritary) Settings Chapter Summary Pages Research Notes
Realize your dream of writing a novel. This hands-on workbook will guide you from your story idea to a finished outline for a successful story. The easy step-by-step process described here is guaranteed to increase your writing speed and productivity, reduce your revision time, and enable you to write your story with joy and confidence.
This is a workbook. It's a tool to assist in writing a novel outline. This is my method, which I've used to plot out my novels. What you'll find here are a few tips, but at core this is a book you write in. I created it so I could keep my outlines in one place rather than on sheets of paper here, there, and everywhere. There are lined pages to jot down information about your characters and settings. There are lined pages to work out your three acts. I use those pages to work out themes, subplots, counterpoints, foreshadowing, etc. If something happens at the end of the book that needs set up in the first part, I can do that with a sentence so I know where to place that scene. The bulk of the book is made up of worksheets to "beat-out" the story. I think of it like a step outline. I note the location, time of day, and the characters, then jot a few sentences about what happens in that scene, why it's important, how it moves the story forward, what it reveals about the characters, and the overall goal so I don't waste the reader's time. It also saves me time because I know why I'm writing that scene, which means it serves a purpose and isn't likely to be cut later. This is something I put together for myself, but as it might prove useful to others, I'm making it available to you. I hope it helps.
Do you want to write a cozy mystery but don’t know how to get started? Use this companion workbook to learn how to create a framework so that you can begin writing your cozy. Do you want to know the basic building blocks of a cozy mystery? Do you wonder why cozy readers devour these mysteries voraciously? Are you fuzzy on how the structure of a cozy mystery fits into the classic plot structure? Do you wonder what the “rules” are for a cozy mystery? Let USA Today bestselling author Sara Rosett show you how she’s planned and written over 25 mysteries in this direct and to-the-point guide without fluff or filler. Use the How to Outline a Cozy Mystery Workbook—the companion to the How to Outline a Cozy Mystery Course—to work through your cozy outline step-by-step. In How to Outline a Cozy Mystery Workbook you'll discover: -The many different outlining methods you can use to build your story framework -The conventions (or tropes) cozy readers want and expect -The psychology behind why readers choose cozies -How a cozy mystery fits into classic plot structure -Tips on how to hide clues and red herrings -And much, much more! Sara Rosett’s firsthand knowledge of cozy mystery structure and what cozy readers want will help you shape your idea into a novel. Her tips and workbook will save you time and give you confidence as you approach the blank page. Buy Sara Rosett’s workbook today and you'll get an easy to understand plan for outlining your mystery in a helpful question and answer format to guide you through the process.
Creating Plot Lines: the Masterful Author's Guide to Plotting Your Novel
Author: M. A. Rosa
The secret of how to write your story's plot! This writing skills workbook well help you write a page turner. Write with the goal of becoming a best seller, write an unforgettable novel.Inside, you'll learn:Important key plot elements how to tap into the heart of your story, characters, setting, plot, and themes by employing specific writing exercises. ways to brainstorm ideas for plot, themes, ideas, setting, and characters through a series of thought-provoking questions to take you below the surface of your story. Don't just write a good novel and have your characters lost in action! You do not need an English degree to plot and plan a book! This workbook gets the creative juices flowing to flesh out: plot, theme, tone, subplots, stakes, character, and much more! Need a big picture before investing weeks into outlining? Plotting Your Novel is perfect for plot planning on a small and large scale. This comfortable and concise workbook is ideal for indie, self-publish authors or those with nagging editors.Don't leave your story and characters behind without exploring pinch points! How to write a book and Creating Plot Lines: The Masterful Author's Guide to Plotting your NovelWant more from M. A. Rosa? Get ready for Witch Word! Book one of the Vampire & Witch War series.Visit www.marosabooks.net
If you want to write a book that's going to sell to both publishers and readers, you need to know how to produce a marketable work and help it become successful. It starts the moment you have an idea. That's when you begin thinking about the first elements of the business plan that will make your project the best it can be. The reality is that you don't want to spend time and energy writing a book that will never get read. The way to avoid that is to create a business plan for your book, and evaluate it (and yourself) through the same lens that an agent or acquisitions editor would. The Author Training Manual will show you how to get more creative and start looking at your work with those high standards in mind. Whether you're writing fiction or non-fiction, or intend to publish traditionally or self-publish, author Nina Amir will teach you how to conduct an effective competitive analysis for your work and do a better job at delivering the goods to readers than similar books that are already on the shelf. Packed with step-by-step instructions, idea evaluations, sample business plans, editor and agent commentaries, and much more, The Author Training Manual provides the information you need to transform from aspiring writer to career author.
Outline your story in one convenient place! Creating a story bible can be tricky, but each story bible workbook in this series provides a place to easily organize all your ideas from broad stroke plot outlines to chapter outlines, to detailed descriptions, character interviews, and lists of key names, places, and anything in between. You can use the workbook prompts to develop your story beforehand, write in or make changes as you write the novel, or even use it after the story is written to simply keep all relevant information in one place. This Duology Story Bible Workbook provides you with prompts and enough space to outline and create a story bible for two separate books. It is meant to be used in conjunction with The Manual, which is an instructional companion guide containing an overview and examples of the basics of plot structure, point of view, character development, setting, and world building as well as practice pages that can be used to either analyze your favorite stories in order to identify and better understand exactly what it is that they did well, or practice creating your own story before you begin your work in the story bible workbooks. It also includes some general tips for writing as well as a list of additional resources you can use to learn more about writing, editing, pitching, publishing, and marketing a novel.