Hello and welcome to this week’s Write for a Reason writing tip!
An essential writing tip today: Make sure, before you start writing your novel, that you are familiar with good story structure.
I have read several self-published novels recently that would have been so much more compelling if the author had understood how fiction works.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Open a story loop – make something bad happen
2. Make it worse
3. Build to a climax
4. Resolve the issue and close the story loop
5. Tie up all the loose ends.
These five basic steps are fundamental to good story structure – if you miss any of them out, you risk losing/annoying/boring your readers.
Ignore these five steps at your peril! Following them will keep your readers reading. 🙂
Blessings to you all,
P.S. We have two new students in the Write for a Reason Academy, which starts today. Please pray for them both, and for me, as we work together. Thank you!