Have you lost the plot? Using the Three-Act Structure to plot your novel
Some people sit at their blank page and magic just happens. For everyone else, having some sort of plot helps to guide your writing. But where do you start?
Have you lost the plot? draws on screenwriting’s three-act structure to provide a structural framework for your writing. Step-by-step, we go through the various beats, using the plot of Bridget Jones’s Diary as a reference.
Module includes a downloadable audio presentation and a workbook that gives you the opportunity to apply what you’ve learnt.
This course also includes the module, Why Editors Say No.
What you’ll learn:
- What an inciting incident is and why it matters
- How to address internal and external conflict at every plot point
- What the plot points are and how to use them (meet cute, midway, fun and games, etc)
- How to create rising tension that keeps readers interested
- How to resolve your story
Why do you need this module?
Having a broad outline to write to means that you can concentrate on your best writing and not what happens next. It also means that you’ll be able to spot why your middle is sagging and how to tighten it up. As an additional bonus, this course also includes Why Editors Say No which will get you to grips with internal conflict. Without internal conflict, you won’t have much the reader is interested in to keep them turning the page.