Join us June 19, 2021 from 11-12:30 CST for C.S. Lakin discussing the 10 Keys Scenes that Frame Up Your Novel.
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: the Inciting Incident, the Midpoint, and the Climax, to name a few.
But novelists need more than a few landmarks to find their way across the tricky terrain of novel plotting.
In this course, you’ll learn these crucial elements of novel structure:
What the 5 major turning points are and where they’re placed in your novel
How to know exactly where to start your story and how to set up your premise
What the ten key scenes are that serve as the framework for your novel
What pinch points are and why you need them
How to craft those essential twists and where they’re placed in your story for greatest impact
Why your protagonist’s goal is the key to great storytelling
What the six stages of character transformation are and where those specific scenes go
C. S. 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 copy editor 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.
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