Summary

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 discover the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will help you to not only perfectly time your story's major events, but will also provide you with an unerring standard to use in evaluating your novel's pacing and progression.
Structuring Your Novel will show you:


How to determine the best methods for unleashing 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 on every page.
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 empowered countless bestselling and classic authors. Now it's your turn!
©2013 Katie M. Weiland (P)2014 Katie M. Weiland
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By Nicky on 22-05-17

Highly recommended

This is a very clear and useful book on plotting a novel. Nicely structured and full of insight.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-05-17

Good to learn the basics!

I was looking for "Techniques of the selling writer" but I couldn't find it. this in the other hand contains the same principles and techniques.

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By Richard Phillips on 01-02-15

An Outstanding Resource for Writers

As a fiction writer myself, I love to study the masters of the trade, from the fabulous screenwriting teacher of Story, the great Robert McKee, to Orson Scott Card, and the many professors who instruct others in the art. But K.M. Weiland has distilled much of that knowledge into a writer's resource that is succinct and extremely useful, whether you are a seat of your pants writer (a pantser) such as myself, or a writer who doesn't even begin the draft until a detailed outline is complete.

I still take a month-long break between novels to study the craft, but when I start laying out my plots, developing my characters, and working on the character and story arcs, I pull out K.M. Weiland's STRUCTURING YOUR NOVEL. It has certainly made my work much easier.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nothing really matters on 22-01-16

Finally! The bones of novel writing!

I've been wondering for quite some time whether there was a logical structure underpinning the art of writing novels. In this wonderful reference book K.M. Weiland confirms there is. She goes on to explain it in a way that makes sense and is easy to understand.

I'm very glad I read this book and recommend it to others who want to better understand the craft of writing.

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