How to Plot a Novel Using the 3-Act Story Structure

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Behind every good story is a solid structure. That's a fact.

So why, then, do so many writers shy away from using story structure when they're plotting their stories? Having a good structure in place is one of the most important things to plan their path forward. It will not only give you a blueprint on which to map out your story, but will also grant your story shape and purpose. 

Take it straight from Kristen Kieffer. The brilliant founder of Well-Storied.com, she knows exactly what it takes to craft a sensational story. In this course, she'll walk you step-by-step through the 3-Act Story Structure — and give you a solid template to move forward with your own story.

What you’ll learn in this course:

  • Identify the parts of the 3-Act Story Structure
  • Use the 3-Act Story Structure to build to an effective climax
  • Pace your story correctly using the 3-Act Story Structure
  • Set up an Internal Shift
  • Build conflict organically within the 3-Act Story Structure

 


Students can only enroll in one class at a time. If you’re currently taking a course, please wait until it has finished before signing up for a new one.


Brought to you by: Kristen Kieffer

Kristen Kieffer is an author of fantasy fiction and creative writing resources. At Well-Storied.com, she shares articles and workbooks designed to help writers craft sensational novels and build their very best writing lives. Kristen also hosts the hour-long #StorySocial Twitter chat, which takes place every Wednesday at 9pm Eastern.


What are authors saying about this course?

"This course was brilliant. Well-structured and engaging, it worked for me as an unexpected and much-needed breath of fresh air. Kristen is amazing at what she does: there's just no doubt about it."

– Fede C.

 

"This high-level plotting course was exactly what I needed. I've taken a billion plotting courses, and none of them made it as easy and non-intimidating as this one."

– Ronni Davis

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