How to plot a novel with a 3-act structure

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

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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6 Responses to “How to Plot a Novel Using the 3-Act Story Structure”

  1. Patricia Mikouchi says:

    thank you . It has been so helpful.

  2. Patricia Mikouchi says:

    Great class , thanks

  3. LaKenya D Stone says:

    I started getting emails at lesson #6. Can you send me the first 5? Thank you.

    • Martin Cavannagh says:

      Hi LaKenya. With Gmail, our emails often end up in the "Promotions" folder of your inbox. If they're not there or in your spam folder, you can use the "Missing Yesterdays Lesson?" links at the top of every lesson to work your way back.

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