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People preach that "you shouldn't write for the money." They proclaim you should only do it for the love of the craft. Or your audience. Or other honorable reasons. Unfortunately, these people have forsaken you. Because...
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Breaking Down The Hero's Journey Plot Structure (tips for fantasy & sci-fi writers) by Kristen A. Kieffer
Hello there, writers! Today, I am so excited to talk about one of my favorite writing topics: plot structure. Now I know that probably doesn't sound all that exciting, but if there's anything that's truly going to set you up for success–especially when it comes time to edit–it's this. So if you often have problems with plot holes and pacing issues, plot structure is going to be your saving grace. Today in particular, we're goin...
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Deconstructing Bestselling Novels, One Index Card at a Time
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Better Novel Project is all about deconstructing bestsellers, discovering what elements they have in common, and using these elements as a backbone for a new master outline.

I am breaking down three immensely popular novels—Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Hunger Games, and Twilight—and categorizing them based on their common elements, from word counts to character archetypes. Each element will get its own index card, and then each index card will find a place in the master outline.

Follow along, index card by index card, as I use research instead of luck to write a better novel.