Write Your Novel Step by Step (Home Page)

Write Your Novel
Step by Step


By Melanie Anne Phillips
Creator of StoryWeaver

Click for Table of Contents

Read it free on our web site!

 Also available in Paperback
and for your Kindle

What IS the Writer's Survival Kit?


The Writer's Survival Kit is an extensive collection of writing software, classes & tools essential to every writer's craft. See what's inside....


How can I get it?


Just purchase any of our products for as little as $9.95 and you'll get instant access to the Writer's Survival Kit.


Free Resources



Home Mail: customer-service@storymind.com

Writing Software



Contact Us - About Us - Lowest Price Guarantee - Shipping - Return Policy


Copyright Melanie Anne Phillips - Owner, Storymind.com, Creator Storyweaver, Co-creator Dramatica



Write Your Novel
or Screenplay
Step by Step!

$29.95

StoryWeaver Idea Spinner

Banish Writer’s

Block Forever!


$19.95

Articles on Writing Free Online Writing Classes in Streaming Video

Predicts Your Story’s Perfect Structure!

$99.95


Dramatica

Interactive
Index Cards


$19.95


Throughline

Follow Us

Follow Us at Storymind.com Free Bonus Package The Writer's Survival Kit Bonus Package 12 Hour Story Structure Class Learn Story Structure

Our Free 113 Part Writing Course in
Streaming Video

Secrets

of Story

Structure

Our Three Hour
Audio Program

Secrets of Story Structure Introduction to Structure

2 Hour Program In Streaming Video

Movie Magic Screenwriter - Formats while you write!

$149.95


Automatically formats while
you write!

How to Write Your Novel Write Your Novel Step by Step (Home Page)

Our 200 Page
eBook filled with
our Best Tips

Free Book - 50 Sure-Fire Storytelling Tricks! Master the Art of Storytelling

With Our
50 Sure-Fire
Storytelling Tricks!

Dramatica Writer's DreamKit

$49.95


Writer’s DreamKit

~ Step 166 ~



Sequential Treatment


Major congratulations are in order!  You have developed every element you need in order to write a sequential treatment of your story.


Unlike a synopsis, a treatment is a complete explanation of your story in the exact order in which every plot event, character interaction, thematic point and genre element comes into play.


The only two differences between a treatment and your actual novel are that the wording of the treatment is informational rather than literary and it contains no dialog unless it is so essential to an understanding of the story that a direct quote is required.


So, for this step, refer to your recently revised synopsis from the last step for the overall mood, atmosphere and flow of your story and refer to the material in the chapters you’ve created for the details and sequence.  Use these sources to fashion a point-by-point relating of your story using conversational language.


While your treatment can be any length necessary to completely relate all the details of your story in sequential order, as a rule of thumb, most treatments range between ten and fifty pages, depending upon the length and complexity of the novel and how thoroughly you describe each story point.


Once you have completed this task, It’s time to move on to the final step – the actual writing of your novel!