From First Draft To Finished Novel: A Writer's Guide To Cohesive Story Building
Karen Wiesner focuses on how to turn an idea, outline, or early draft into a rich, textured story by layering different elements to create a cohesive, seamless novel.
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Planning for and Laying a Foundation
Building on the Foundation
Strengthening the Foundation
Preparing a Proposal
The Cohesive Story
Glossary of Terms
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30 Days Agatha Christie Angela Appendix beginning story spark blueprint brainstorming building character and plot Character Conflicts Internal Character Introductions character’s cohesive story create Dead Drop dialogue doesn’t downtime Draft in 30 Draft to Finished editing and polishing editor END STORY SPARK Enhancement/Contrast everything Evolving Goals External Plot Conflicts feel Finished Novel genre Georgia Goals and Motivations Gryffindor happens Harry he’s Hercule Poirot Hermione hero heroine Hogwarts House-elves internal monologues Jacqueline Jacqueline’s Kate knitting club Layer Linnet look love scene main character middle story spark Muggle-born never Nile Nolan Parseltongue Plot Conflicts External Poirot POV character query letter reader revision romance romance novel Salazar Slytherin Second Character sentence Setting Descriptions she’s Simon Slytherin Sorting Hat story goal Story Plan Checklist Subplot Thread synopsis there’s things Third Character Tina what’s who’s words Worksheet writing you’ll you’re you’ve