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Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide to Plotting and Writing Your Novel (Writing As A Second Career Book 1)

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Struggling to start your novel? Stuck in the middle?
Finished a first draft, but it doesn’t really grab you?
This short, easy-to-read book helps you speed through your first draft, minimize major rewrites, and keep readers turning the pages.

Using specific questions and prompts to expand and focus your story idea, plus examples from plots as diverse as The Terminator, The Awakening, and Gone
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Published October 2019 by Spiny Woman LLC
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Rick Pinkston
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A true student of the craft will appreciate these tidbits. Yes, it’s not a whale of a book like many in its category, but contains much solid information. I’ll expand by saying it simplifies what most writing books drag out, on and on, get to the point already! This book gets to the point, fast.

I wouldn't consider this an in-depth study guide, but worth the time.

Now that we have all of that out of the way, let’s get right to it.

Don’t use books like these to procrastinate
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Joy  Cagil
I liked this book only because it pulls everything together for a simple five-point plot and advises a beginning or a slightly advanced writer on how to settle into his craft. Moreover, it isn't too long or droning, and the information in it is easy to remember.

The argument or the step one in the book is to start with conflict since, without any conflict, there is no story. Then the book gives the select points on developing the protagonist and the antagonist and asks the writer to a
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J.D. Lovil
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Useful Ideas

This is a great book on the basic framework that will set the pace, plots, and conflicts of your novel, using five points in the text, plus the end as the focus points. This is a simple but powerful idea, and I intend to try it with my next fiction novel.
This is the pre-outlining structuring of your book. It will reduce the amount of rewriting, and reduce procrastination, according to the Author. It looks very useful.
Ashley Copeland
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These are not particularly new concepts, but they are ones I have been having trouble grasping. I love how the author uses examples, and it really helped clarify and simplify some concepts for me. I borrowed it as a part of Kindle Unlimited, but I liked it enough that I think I will actually buy it to keep!
Chad Freeman
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am in the process of planning out my own novel, and Ms. Lilly's book really helped to put things in perspective, using references to popular pieces of fiction to explain the different plot mechanics that she points out.

It definitely will point a budding author in the right direction.
Tammy
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting

I like this book. It gives me ideas on how to write a story. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in writing.
Juledith L Marshall
Good source

This is a good source for new writers. Has lots of good suggestions and tips. Good information. Also good for writers that need a refresher.
Haley Belinda
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this an excellent read with references made to a modern day and old classic liturature. I think this will help students in secondary school and college with their story plotting.
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In addition to The Worried Man (Q.C. Davis 1), Lisa M. Lilly is the author of the bestselling Awakening supernatural thriller series, which is now complete and includes The Awakening, The Unbelievers, The Conflagration, and The Illumination.

Lilly also is the author of When Darkness Falls, a gothic horror novel set in Chicago’s South Loop, and the short-story collection The Tower Formerly Known as
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