In my book Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story, I talk about how structure ensures 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.
Sometimes the best way to understand structure is through a visual representation. Matt Gemmell created a fantastic Structuring Your Novel visual chart, based on the methods I share in the book, to help you grasp the periods, points, and events in your story’s structure.
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