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Stage One: Inspiration

Section One: Plot


Step 1 - The Four Stages of Writing a Novel

Step 2 - Get Out of My Head!

Step 3 - What’s the Big Idea?

Step 4 - The Creativity Two-Step

Step 5 - Pulling It All Together

Step 6 - Pulling It All Apart

Step 7 - Filling The Holes

Step 8 - Putting It Back Together

Step 9 - Your Inspired Plot

Step 10 - Smoothing Out The Bumps


Section Two: Characters

Step 11 - Who’s There?

Step 12 - The Expected Characters

Step 13 - The Usual Characters

Step 14 - Unusual Characters

Step 15 - Outlandish Characters

Step 16 - What’s In A Name?

Steps 17, 18, 19 - Character Attributes

Step 20 - Character Trait Swap Meet

Step 21 - Auditioning Your Cast

Step 22 - Character Points of View

Step 23 - Character Personal Issues

Step 24 - Selecting Your Cast

Step 25 - Identifying Your Main Character

Step 26 - Revised Character Synopsis

Section Three: Theme

Steps 27, 28 - Your Thematic Topic

Steps 29, 30, 31 - Your Thematic Message


Section Four: Genre


Steps 32, 33, 34, 35 - Your Unique Genre

Steps 36, 37, 38, 39 - Filling Story Holes


Stage Two: Development


Section One: Plot


Step 40 - Your Story’s Goal

Step 41 - Characters’ Personal Goals

Step 42 - Plot Requirements

Step 43 - Story Consequences

Step 44 - Success or Failure?

Steps 45, 46 - Your Plot Synopsis


Section Two: Characters


Step 47 - Refining Your Protagonist

Step 48 - Refining Your Antagonist

Step 49 - Protagonist Personal

Step 50 - Antagonist Personal

Step 51 - Main Character View

Step 52 - Revised Synopsis

Step 53 - Structural Roles

Step 54 - Situational Roles

Step 55, 56, 57 - Emotional Relationships


Section Three: Theme


Step 58, 59, 60, 61 - Developing Your Theme


Section Four: Genre


Step 62, 63, 64, 65 - Developing Your Genre


Stage Three: Exposition


Section One: Plot


Step 66 - Exposition of Your Goal

Step 67 - Personal Goals

Step 68 - Requirements

Step 69 - Consequences

Step 70 - Success or Failure?

Step 71 - Revised Synopsis


Section Two: Characters


Step 72 - Exposing Your Protagonist

Step 73 - Exposing Your Antagonist

Step 74 - Protagonist Personal

Step 75 - Antagonist Personal

Step 76 - Main Character View

Step 77 - Structural Roles

Step 78 - Structural Relationships

Step 79 - Situational Relationships

Step 80 - Emotional Relationships

Step 81 - Revised Synopsis


Section Three: Theme


Step 82 - Thematic Conflict

Step 83 - Revised Synoposis


Section Four: Genre


Step 84 - Genre Atmosphere

Step 85 - Revised Synopsis


Stage Four: Storytelling


Section One: Plot


Step 86 - Your Plot in Act One

Step 87 - Your Plot in Act Two

Step 88 - Your Plot in Act Three

Step 89 - Act One (Beginning)

Step 90 - Act One (Middle)

Step 91 - Act One (Ending)

Step 92 - Act Two (Beginning)

Step 93 - Act Two (Middle)

Step 94 - Act Two (Ending)

Step 95 - Act Three (Beginning)

Step 96 - Act Three (Middle)

Step 97 - Act Three (Ending)

Step 98 - Plot Conclusion


Section Two: Characters


Step 99 - Character Intros (Act One)

Step 100 - Structural Role Intros (Act One)

Step 101 - Structural Relationship Intros (Act One)

Step 102 - Situational Relationship Intros (Act One)

Step 103 - Emotional Relationship Intros (Act One)

Step 104 - Structural Relationship Growth (Act Two)

Step 105 - Situational Relationship Growth (Act Two)

Step 106 - Emotional Relationship Growth (Act Two)

Step 107 - Structural Relationship Climax (Act Three)

Step 108 - Situational Relationship Climax (Act Three)

Step 109 - Emotional Relationship Climax (Act Three)

Step 110 - Character Dismissals

Step 111 - Characters in Act One (Beginning)

Step 112 - Characters in Act One (Middle)

Step 113 - Characters in Act One (Ending)

Step 114 - Characters in Act Two (Beginning)

Step 115 - Characters in Act Two (Middle)

Step 116 - Characters in Act Two (Ending)

Step 117 - Characters in Act Three (Beginning)

Step 118 - Characters in Act Three (Middle)

Step 119 - Characters in Act Three (Ending)


Section Three: Theme


Step 120 - Establishing the Thematic Topic (Act One)

Step 121 - Establishing the Message Issue (Act One)

Step 122 - Establishing the Counterpoint (Act One)

Step 123 - Establishing Main Character Dilemma (Act One)

Step 124 - Extending Topic (Act Two)

Step 125 - Extending Message Issue (Act Two)

Step 126 - Extending Counterpoint (Act Two)

Step 127 - Extending Main Character Dilemma (Act Two)

Step 128 - Projecting Topic (Act Three)

Step 129 - Projecting Message Issue (Act Three)

Step 130 - Projecting Counterpoint (Act Three)

Step 131 - Projecting Main Character Dilemma (Act Three)

Step 132 - Author’s Proof

Step 133 - Theme in Act One (Beginning)

Step 134 - Theme in Act One (Middle)

Step 135 - Theme in Act One (Ending)

Step 136 - Theme in Act Two (Beginning)

Step 137 - Theme in Act Two (Middle)

Step 138 - Theme in Act Two (Ending)

Step 139 - Theme in Act Three (Beginning)

Step 140 - Theme in Act Three (Middle)

Step 141 - Theme in Act Three (Ending)


Section Four: Genre


Step 142 - Act One Genre Elements

Step 143 - Act Two Genre Elements

Step 144 - Act Three Genre Elements

Step 145 - Genre Conclusion

Step 146 - Genre in Act One (Beginning)

Step 147 - Genre in Act One (Middle)

Step 148 - Genre in Act One (Ending)

Step 149 - Genre in Act Two (Beginning)

Step 150 - Genre in Act Two (Middle)

Step 151 - Genre in Act Two (Ending)

Step 152 - Genre in Act Two (Beginning)

Step 153 - Genre in Act Two (Middle)

Step 154 - Genre in Act Two (Ending)


Section Five: Chapters


Step 155 - Act One Beginning Chapters

Step 156 - Act One Middle Chapters

Step 157 - Act One Ending Chapters

Step 158 - Act Two Beginning Chapters

Step 159 - Act Two Middle Chapters

Step 160 - Act Two Ending Chapters

Step 161 - Act Three Beginning Chapters

Step 162 - Act Three Middle Chapters

Step 163 - Act Three Ending Chapters

Step 164 - Concluding Chapter


Section Six: Synopsis and Treatment


Step 165 - Final Synopsis

Step 166 - Sequential Treatment

Step 167 - The Final Step!

Introduction

If you are looking for a method to get your novel written, this book will take you step by step from concept to completion.  Simply follow the instructions and by the time you are finished, you will have written your book.


At the end of the process, you’ll have a fully developed story filled with memorable characters, a riveting plot, powerful theme, and a new spin on your genre.


Each step asks you to consider or perform just one task that moves your novel a step closer toward being a finished book.  In this way, no step is ever confusing or too complex and yet your story is ever growing and evolving as you go.


Some steps are informational, and others direct you to write, re-write, or work out a concept for your story.  The first step is an informational one and outlines the overall method, which is divided into four key stages in the story development process.

So without further introduction, click on Step 1 to begin...

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