Many novels follow a three act formula. Find out more about three act novels and how to use this common story structure.

Three Act Structure - Make your Novel Satisfying

Many novels follow a three act formula. Find out more about three act novels and how to use this common story structure.

I like this as a general guide to novel structure. However many resources I've read warn against getting too locked into a single script or pattern like this. Sometimes you need to save the climax for the last two pages, and sometimes you need the action to start on the first page (and fill in 'setup' stuff later).

I like this as a general guide to novel structure. However many resources I've read warn against getting too locked into a single script or pattern like this. Sometimes you need to save the climax for the last two pages, and sometimes you need the action to start on the first page (and fill in 'setup' stuff later).

sweet hot mess: free printable comic book templates - and this blogger uses them to teach her kids about story structure, etc.  Very cool.

sweet hot mess: free printable comic book templates - and this blogger uses them to teach her kids about story structure, etc. Very cool.

The Moral Premise Blog: Story Structure Craft: Story Structure Basics - 13 Major Beats

The Moral Premise Blog: Story Structure Craft: Story Structure Basics - 13 Major Beats

Toddler Approved!: The Gruffalo {Julia Donaldson Virtual Book Club for Kids Blog Hop}

The Gruffalo {Julia Donaldson Virtual Book Club for Kids Blog Hop}

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