Sunday, October 2, 2016


Title:  Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story
Author: K. M. Weiland
Publisher: PenForASword; 7/18/13 edition (August 17, 2013)
Pages: 295

My writing journey has been a long one. Many years of ups and down. I thought at times I had it, just to discover my writing is severally lacking. There is something wrong, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. God revealed to me one issue at a time that what is missing/wrong. The next faze to my writing journey had been discovering exactly what that was, and what I need to do to fix it. That’s where STRUCTURING YOUR NOVEL: ESSENTIAL KEYS FOR WRITING AN OUTSTANDING STORY by KM WEILAND comes in. 

I will forever be grateful to MS WEILAND for STRUCTURING YOUR NOVEL: ESSENTIAL KEYS FOR WRITING AN OUTSTANDING STORY. I was so impressed with her insight on writing a great story, that I have now purchased a few of her novels. The proof of how much knowledge I gained from this amazing book is apparent in how many written notes, dogeared pages, and highlights are in my copy. To list all that I have would be writing the book.

From the back cover:
 About the Book
Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories?

Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. In this IPPY and NIEA-Award winning guide from the author of the bestsellingOutlining Your Novel, you will learn the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will show you how to perfectly time your story’s major events and will provide you with an unerring standard against which to evaluate your novel’s pacing and progression.

Structuring Your Novel will show you:
•               How to determine the best techniques for empowering your unique and personal vision for your story.
•               How to identify common structural weaknesses and flip them around into stunning strengths.
•               How to eliminate saggy middles by discovering your “centerpiece.”
•               Why you should NEVER include conflict in every scene.
•               How to discover the questions you don’t want readers asking about your plot—and then how to get them to ask the right questions.

Story structure has enabled countless bestselling and classic authors. Now it’s your turn!

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