Shape your story like a pro.
If you have a phenomenal story to tell but find you can’t quite make it flow or form in a natural yet moving way, Story Structure will transform your approach to writing and make your novel a compelling and addictive read.
Crammed full of tricks and tips to help both beginner and advanced authors complete their books in an enticing way.
Get your acts together!
Each chapter is dedicated to one aspect of story structures, and begins with a nine-step process to dividing up your tale, which includes:
“Step One: The First Act” – Introducing characters and what is at stake
“Step Two: The First Major Plot Point” – How to leave readers wanting more
“Step Five: Second Half of the Second Act” – The need to support the protagonist
“Step Seven: Third Act” – Protagonist is forced to face the enemy before being ready
Marsh uses examples to drive home how developing a strong story structure is important to help maintain focus, enrich plot ideas, and provide a bird’s-eye view of whether your novel is working.
The need to answer why?
Story Structure elicits the need to pay attention to how your characters develop as the plot unfolds and acts as a framework to write in a manner that will heighten the reader’s curiosity and desire to see them grow.
Marsh describes how to explain the reasons characters may often act highly irrational in various situations through character-driven and action-driven change. She illustrates how being able to answer “Why?” deepens a reader’s emotional investment in them and serves to create a gripping page-turner!
What’s coming next?
Mastering the Art of Suspense…
A good story keeps readers wondering how events are going to unfold and how they will impact the lives of your characters.