Novels are just like houses.
Houses have rooms and residents. Novels have chapters and characters. Houses have curb appeal. Novels have pretty covers. Houses and novels both take a while to build, and the end results for both aren’t worth much if they weren’t built on a solid foundation.
And when it comes to novels, that solid foundation is a well-planned plot structure.
This may not seem like a big deal at first. Just let the story tell itself, right? That route may seem easy and natural, but it won’t guarantee that your novel will be a success. Analyze a handful of bestselling books and you’ll see that each one was built, brick-by-brick, on a foundation of the author’s design.
So, how can you do the same? Well, I’m breaking down three bestselling plot structures and dishing out my top tips for utilizing them in your own work in today’s post, so let’s get started! See More . . .