What one thing holds back most unpublished manuscripts? According to book doctor and fiction editor Elaine Ash, it’s not a lack of sparkling characters or lustrous prose—it’s structure!
After working for decades to learn how bestselling scribes like J.K. Rowling, Gillian Flynn and Stephen King structure prize-winning novels, Elaine developed a groundbreaking system to teach it. Structure is what many aspiring authors need to know the most.
You’ll learn how great novels are structured through characters: The Hunger Games, The Big Sleep, The Lincoln Lawyer, and many more. New concepts such as character counting and character categorization are introduced, followed by structural elements that underlie virtually all popular entertainment.
You’ll learn the importance of mindset for fresh, inspired writing and techniques for seeing your work with new eyes.
Test work sheets help evaluate any novel, including unpublished manuscripts needing just a little more polish to get picked up by an agent or publisher. Get started today.
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Discover secrets of: Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding, The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler, Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn, The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett, Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice, A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin, Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling, A Confederacy of Dunces -John Kennedy Toole, The Shining - Stephen King, Lady Chatterley’s Lover - D. H. Lawrence, The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins, The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger, The Lincoln Lawyer -Michael Connelly, Monster Hunter International -Larry Correia, The Other Side of Midnight - Sydney Sheldon, Kill Shot - Vince Flynn