Four Ways to Structure a Novel

Building a world for your protagonist is no easy task; this is especially the case in high fantasy genres, where the author creates a realm from the ground up. Maintaining that world in a long fantasy epic is even tougher, but some guidelines can significantly help you with the process.

Here’s an article from a fellow blogger. She talks about developing the Hero’s Journey and how it relates to your protagonist. Give it a look. Cheers.

Lorraine Ambers

Every writer has a different process, a different way of creating, and every story is unique in the way it’s told. What all of them have in common are basic structure rules. In this post we’re going to explore four different types of plotting a story structure; it’s then up to you how you use them.

To develop any of these structures it’s important to remember to advance each scene so that the plot and/or character are moving in a forward momentum. You can do this by asking these questions of every scene and/or chapter: How? Who? What? Where? When? And Why? Some other things to consider are what is the Inciting Incident, what kick starts your story? Take a look at one of my earlier posts How to Plan Your Protagonists Journey, where I go into detail about stakes, conflict and their awakening moment.

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2 thoughts on “Four Ways to Structure a Novel

  1. Hi Ed! I’ve been checking out some of your posts, and I think you would be a good fit for a monthly author blog hop that I host. It’s called #AuthorToolboxBlogHop, and about 30 of us hop around to each other’s posts the third Wednesday of every month, and we comment, and we try to share each other’s posts around social media. The theme of the hop is learning and resources for authors, which would mean guaranteed interaction on the type of posts you’re writing anyway. 🙂 Whether you’re interested or not, I look forward to seeing you around the blogosphere! Here’s the link to the main hop page, or you can click on my avatar, and the hop is listed on my menu on the left-hand side: https://raimeygallant.com/2017/03/22/authortoolboxbloghop/

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