Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul

This week as we continue our journey through story structure, we are tackling the second pivot point of the novel with the New Info Phase—which is often referred to as the Dark Night of the Soul! 😱 The first plot turning was during the Inciting Incident. This is why...
The Reaction Phase

The Reaction Phase

It is time to continue on in the next phase of the 7 Steps of Story Structure with the Reaction Phase. After tackling the Intro, we brought the reader on a journey from becoming familiar enough with the world to feel comfortable and beginning to forge a relationship...
Inciting Incident

Inciting Incident

This is where something big happens! Picking up from the previous post where we talked about the Intro, the next phase in the Seven Steps of Story Structure is the Inciting Incident. This part of plotting and writing your novel is a doozy. The character’s life...
Your Story’s Introduction

Your Story’s Introduction

It’s been a while since I wrote a post on the Seven Steps of Story Structure. Plus, I realized I’ve never really gone into depth on what each of those stages really are about! So, it’s time to go into depth on what the steps really are and why they...
Seven Steps to Writing a Novel

Seven Steps to Writing a Novel

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...