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Free NaNoWriMo outline to use for your novel, based on the structure of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.

#NaNoWriMo Outline: Your 30-Day Cheatsheet

Free NaNoWriMo outline to use for your novel, based on the structure of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.

As the cover evolved, visual elements of the story began to take shape. The torn cross against the wooden door, and the footsteps leading to the shack positively reeked of mystery.

As the cover evolved, visual elements of the story began to take shape. The torn cross against the wooden door, and the footsteps leading to the shack positively reeked of mystery.

Sometimes a sychological weakness can hurt others. I am currently writing a story where one of the characters has a psychological weakness that has caused him to hurt others in the past. There's nothing wrong with him morally, which is why he isolated himself in order to keep from hurting anyone else. His want. His Need however, is friendship.

Sometimes a sychological weakness can hurt others. I am currently writing a story where one of the characters has a psychological weakness that has caused him to hurt others in the past. There's nothing wrong with him morally, which is why he isolated himself in order to keep from hurting anyone else. His want. His Need however, is friendship.

Writing a fantasy novel means paying attention to common elements of the fantasy genre, worldbuilding and more. Use these helpful fantasy writing resources.

Writing a Fantasy Novel - Useful Resources

Writing a fantasy novel means paying attention to common elements of the fantasy genre, worldbuilding and more. Use these helpful fantasy writing resources.

Bone-chilling Legends from Around the World #infographic #Entertainment

Bone-chilling Legends from Around the World #infographic

Bone-chilling Legends from Around the World #infographic #Entertainment

19-Year-Old Mixes Photos and Paints Into Beautiful Narratives - My Modern Metropolis

19-Year-Old Mixes Photos and Paints Into Beautiful Narratives

Better Novel Project is all about deconstructing bestsellers, discovering what elements they have in common, and using these elements as a backbone for a new master outline. This project is not about creating a magic fill-in-the-blank formula. Instead, we are building a structural framework, based on what is proven to work, to contain our own unique stories.

Here's a novel outline that contains the common elements of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Twilight.

Better Novel Project is all about deconstructing bestsellers, discovering what elements they have in common, and using these elements as a backbone for a new master outline. This project is not about creating a magic fill-in-the-blank formula. Instead, we are building a structural framework, based on what is proven to work, to contain our own unique stories.

How to write a scene. You may need it.

How to write a scene. You may need it.

(You don't have to do all of this at once to have a good chapter but it's important to know what elements will make a good chapter lol)

(You don't have to do all of this at once to have a good chapter but it's important to know what elements will make a good chapter lol)

U.K. Haworth village, Bradford, West Yokshire, England. The Bronte sisters wrote most of their novels while living in Haworth.

In search of Heathcliff on the wiley, windy moors of Haworth

U.K. Haworth village, Bradford, West Yokshire, England. The Bronte sisters wrote most of their novels while living in Haworth.

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! Check out this blog post for details!

The most fun you've ever had introducing Literature Circles! Check out this blog post for details!

As K.M. Weiland explains, each “overall scene” includes a scene and a sequel. The scene begins with a goal, which is frustrated by conflict, and results in a disaster. The sequel starts with a reaction to the disaster, followed by a dilemma and then a decision. In the book, she goes into an amazing amount of detail about different options for each of these elements.

How to Deconstruct a Scene like K.M. Weiland [INFOGRAPHIC

As K.M. Weiland explains, each “overall scene” includes a scene and a sequel. The scene begins with a goal, which is frustrated by conflict, and results in a disaster. The sequel starts with a reaction to the disaster, followed by a dilemma and then a decision. In the book, she goes into an amazing amount of detail about different options for each of these elements.

On the monomythical hero’s journey, the hero is usually “marked” in some way– often with a symbol like a scar or with a special accessory, like a ring. (“Branding” is also an element of Russian folklore). This mark or brand becomes a symbol throughout the novel. Symbols can mark groups of characters too, like the faction symbols in Divergent or the house sigils in A Game of Thrones. In Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry is marked by a scar in the shape of a lightning bolt. In The…

How to Take Charge of Your Novel's Symbolism

On the monomythical hero’s journey, the hero is usually “marked” in some way– often with a symbol like a scar or with a special accessory, like a ring. (“Branding” is also an element of Russian folklore). This mark or brand becomes a symbol throughout the novel. Symbols can mark groups of characters too, like the faction symbols in Divergent or the house sigils in A Game of Thrones. In Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry is marked by a scar in the shape of a lightning bolt. In The…