Does a Book Need Structure to Be Published?

Today, I’m guest posting on The Write Practice, with a post titled “Does A Book Need Structure To Be Published?” Here’s an excerpt:

Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding StoryI always hated the whole idea that something as inherently artistic and, well,instinctive as writing fiction could (or, worse, should) be forced to adhere to structure. The notion is so non-intuitive as to be dumb.

Structure = formula = cliché = what’s-the-point?

No way I was going to try to stuff my creativity into the strait jacket of a preset structure created by some tweed-jacketed nincompoop out there in literary land.

Needless to say, I resisted the whole notion of structure for years. But does a book need structure to be published?

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K.M. Weiland is the award-winning and internationally-published author of the acclaimed writing guides Outlining Your Novel, Structuring Your Novel, and Creating Character Arcs. A native of western Nebraska, she writes historical and fantasy novels and mentors authors on her award-winning website Helping Writers Become Authors.

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