Seven Steps to Writing a Novel

by | Feb 8, 2021

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Feb 8, 2021

Do you get lost in the middle of writing your novel … or just lost when writing, wondering what should come next?

Discover seven steps that will give each part of your novel a purpose, link the plot to your character’s arc, and get you writing with a direction. We go over each step, give you a chapter estimate for each, and talk about how this technique has changed our writing.

For the Youtube video we mention in the podcast that has some visuals on the Seven Steps, check out

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And check out our book Plot Development: A Method of Outlining Fiction for more information on the Seven Steps of Story Structure and how it links to character arcs.

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Written by: Autumn

Autumn is a best selling indie author, conservationist, & world traveler with plans for many more adventures both real and fantastical! She is currently settled in the wilds of Maine with her small dragonish dog and husband, searching for a portal to another world.

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