Novel Writing: Structure Your Story

Create Your Novel Step-by-Step Using Three Acts, Nine Checkpoints, and Scene & Sequel
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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Have you started a novel only to get part way into the manuscript and find yourself stuck? Or do you have an idea for a novel but aren't sure where to begin? Have you completed a first draft but feel it doesn't quite have the luster of professional Novel Writing?

In this lively and fun course Steve Alcorn shows you how to achieve success. You'll learn how to write a novel step by step.

During the past two decades, Steve Alcorn has helped more than 20,000 students structure their novels, and many of them are now in print. Steve's courses are rated an average of 5 out of 5 stars.

This course show you how to structure your story, including:

  • Understanding three act structure
  • Structure your Act 1: Hook, Backstory and Trigger
  • Structure your Act 2: Crisis, Struggle andEpiphany
  • Structure your Act 3: Plan, Climax and Ending
  • Use "Scene and Sequel" to make creating your manuscript, fast, fun and exciting

Whether you're a first time novelist still planning your story or an experienced author looking for ways to bring your fiction to life, Steve Alcorn's novel writing courses will show you how to succeed!

What are the requirements?

  • There are no prerequisites, but you may want to check out Novel Writing: Creating Characters for some useful foundation
  • All you need to benefit from this course is a desire to write great fiction!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand Three Act Structure
  • Create Act 1 of Your Story: Hook, backstory and Trigger
  • Create Act 2 of Your Story: Crisis, Struggle and Epiphany
  • Create Act 3 of Your Story: Plan, Climax and Ending
  • Apply "Scene and Sequel" to make creating your manuscript a breeze!

What is the target audience?

  • This course is perfect for beginning or experienced writers
  • These techniques apply to novels, short stories and screenplays

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Three Act Structure
01:33

Here's what to expect in the course.

09:13

Discover the structure that underlies nearly all fiction, and how to use it to make your novel exciting and compelling.

08:49

Hook, Backstory and Trigger

07:48

Crisis, Struggle and Epiphany

13:43

Plan, Climax and Ending

Section 2: Scene and Sequel
18:42

The Scene is External:

  • Goal
  • Conflict
  • Disaster

The Sequel is Internal:

  • Emotion
  • Thought
  • Decision
  • Action
00:33

Now that you have the structure of your novel planned out, you're ready to start writing your manuscript.

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Instructor Biography

Steve Alcorn, Published Author and Educator

Steve Alcorn is a theme park designer, author, teacher, and the founder of Writing Academy. His novels include mysteries, young adult stories, historic fiction and romance. His is also the author of How to Fix Your Novel.

Steve has helped more than 20,000 aspiring writers structure their novels, through the online learning programs of 1500 colleges and universities worldwide. Many of his students are now published authors, and you can be, too!

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