Build Solid Story Structure & Write Great Fiction Video Download
Story structure is like a suspension bridge: if the parts aren't working together, the entire bridge will collapse. If you structure correctly from the start, half of your work as a novelist is done. What does it take to structure a solid story? What elements are necessary in every solid story? This tutorial will teach you what must be done for your story structure to be solid; and most importantly, what must be done for readers to relate to your story.
This tutorial is taught by James Scott Bell (jamesscottbell.com). Jim is the author of the mega-bestseller for writers, Plot & Structure, and numerous thrillers, including Deceived, Try Dying, and Watch Your Back. His novella One More Lie was the first self-published work to be nominated for an International Thriller Writers Award. He served as the fiction columnist for Writer's Digest magazine and has written highly popular craft books for Writer's Digest Books, including: Revision & Self-Editing, The Art of War for Writers, and Conflict & Suspense. Jim taught writing at Pepperdine University and now appears at numerous conferences. He graduated with honors from the University of Southern California Law School, and has written over 300 articles and numerous books for the legal profession.
In this 59-minute tutorial video, you'll learn:
- The Three-Act model and why it works
- What story elements must be included in the beginning, the middle, and the ending
- The Doorways of No Return that compel readers to read on
- The importance of the opening disturbance
- The key to making conflict work
- Secrets for crafting a knock-out ending