James Jan 03, I thought the character portraits were among the most vivid and compelling of any I've ever read.
The coupon code you entered is expired or invalid, but the course is still available! Writing a terrific novel is a complex endeavor. And while there are hundreds of books, podcasts, and blog posts that teach aspiring authors how to structure scenes and plot out a solid story, none implement the most intuitive and effective method for success.
Novels are made up of dozens of scenes, and regardless of genre, time-tested structure dictates what key scenes are needed and where. Most writers are familiar with some of those scenes: But novelists need more than a few landmarks to find their way across the tricky terrain of novel plotting.
They need a surefire method to organizing all their scenes. Nearly every great story, whether a novel, a play, or a movie, follows this time-tested structure. And it isn't all that hard! The ten key scenes are your story foundation.
If you don't construct them well, your story will collapse. In this course, you'll learn these crucial elements of novel structure: Guessing usually leads to novel failure. You can write terrific novels, every time, if you follow this blueprint!
Your course includes video modules for each lesson, slides and movie clips, and charts, along with passages from novels, to help you fully understand the content. You'll also get handouts you can download, including worksheets to use to help you brainstorm your turning points, key scenes, and the protagonist's transformational journey.
This course lays the foundation for the intuitive layering method outlined in Layer Your Novel: Once you've mastered your ten key scenes, you'll be ready to brainstorm your second layer of scenes.
An online video course will be added to this school later this year to help you layer your next ten scenes! International best-selling author Jerry Jenkins says of this layering method: There is so much here, yes, even for us pantsers—because in every novel manuscript there comes that point where we wish we were plotters.
And as much as C. Lakin eschews winging it, her layering method actually allows for enough creativity and innovation that we get the best of both worlds. Lakin is the award-winning author of thirty books and blogger at Live Write Thrive, a top-ten site for writers.
She works as a copyeditor and writing coach in the book publishing industry, specializing in manuscript critiques. Her writing craft book series, The Writer's Toolbox, teaches aspiring and experienced novelists how to write terrific stories.
She loves nothing more than to help writers craft stellar novels and experience success and joy in their writing journey. Lakin is a genius! I'm one who needs to have complicated concepts explained simply. While I believed I was getting it, I found something to be missing—a clear understanding of the scene as it relates to plot and character.
Layering Your Novel, was an eye-opener in that it established the 'scenes' necessary to move plot and character development forward such that it provides an emotional satisfaction for the reader.
Putting those ten critical scenes into an online video course is outstanding for any writer. I wish this course had been available when I started my book several years ago.Do they or don’t they? Will they or won’t they? How do you work the scene once the sex is over or write the scene that follows?
Is the couple brought closer together? August 20, at am. What you wrote helped a lot, but the question for me isn’t does the character have sex when the answer is a deafening yes.
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Use a visual scene break—the number symbol or a series of three asterisks—to show a change of scene or a change of viewpoint character/narrator. So, for example, at a party, we have Alice and John. The first scene.