Writing a novel is hard, especially if you’ve never done it before. You’ve spent hours researching, building your world and becoming an expert on your characters. Now you’re ready for the next step: planning (also known as plotting).
While some people like to write organically (letting the story take you in whatever direction feels right), having a detailed outline can help make the novel-writing process a lot less daunting and overwhelming. But how exactly do you plan a novel?
Essentially, there is no right or wrong way to outline your novel. Each story is different and needs to be told in a different way.
However, if you need a bit more guidance on how to plot out the next bestseller you know you have inside you, the three-act structure might be for you.
Defining The Three-Act Structure
The three-act structure is a popular screenwriting technique that revolves around constantly creating set-ups, conflicts and resolutions. With this structure…
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