I started my writing journey as a “pantser” (writing “by the seat of my pants” – no outline, no plotting). I eventually discovered the benefits of taking time to do character development.
After some further work, I found that an outline was not my enemy. And, in fact, it helped me write faster and incorporate so much more (foreshadowing, motifs, etc). It is my hope that you find this workbook just as helpful!
Buy one copy and print as many as you need. Grab your copy, and use it on your very next story!
The Story Equation
Discover The Story Equation!
One question can unlock your entire story! Are you struggling to build a riveting plot? Layered characters? How about fortify that saggy middle? Create that powerful ending?
You can build an entire book by asking one powerful question, and then plugging it into an “equation” that makes your plot and characters come to life. You’ll learn how to build the external and internal journey of your characters, create a theme, build story and scene tension, create the character change journey and even pitch and market your story.
All with one amazing question.
Story loves structure…and so do readers!
Super Structure represents over two decades of research on what makes a novel or screenplay entertaining, commercial, original, and irresistible. Contrary to what some may think, structure is not a nasty inhibitor of creativity. Quite the opposite. Properly understood and utilized, structure is what translates story into a form readers are wired to receive it.
And it is only when readers truly connect with your story that they turn from casual readers into fans.
Structuring Your Novel
Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories?
Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. In this award-winning guide from the author of the acclaimed Outlining 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.
Romancing the Beat
What makes a romance novel a romance? How do you write a kissing book?
Pantsers and plotters are both welcome. So sit down, grab a cuppa, and let’s talk about kissing books.
Getting Into Character
Want to bring characters to life on the page as vividly as fine actors do on the stage or screen?
You’ll discover concepts that will lead you to understand and communicate the motivation and psychology of all your characters.
Outlining Your Novel
Writers often look upon outlines with fear and trembling. But when properly understood and correctly wielded, the outline is one of the most powerful weapons in a writer’s arsenal.
The Dance Of Character And Plot
Do you have a burning passion to pen a novel but don’t know where to begin? Have you been writing but your work still remains unpublished? Are you ready to take positive steps toward pursuing your dream of creating a polished novel?
Look no further!
Blueprint For A Book
Whether you’re writing your first novel or your tenth, there is a temptation to pin it to the page before it disappears. It’s such a brilliant idea and you can see the whole thing shimmering in your mind, just out of reach.
Maybe you do some work on character development and plotting, but you’re a racehorse at the gate, ready to run, ready to write.
Sarra Cannon creates LOTS of amazing videos on how to organize, plot, write, and other great tips for any author.
So you have an amazing story idea. Now what?
You have to build your Characters, your Plot, the character change journey, plot the tension, the triumphant ending, and put it all into amazing scenes…
Yeah, I know. I used to stare at the blank page too, longing to write a great story, but fearing that I would forget, or maybe not deliver the story that was in my heart.
After struggling through four novels, rewriting one of them seven times, I thought…there has to be a better way. Something organic and easy, but something that would give me the tools to write a powerful story.
Using the powerful technique that has created over fifty RITA, Christy and Carol award-winning, best-selling novels, I’ll walk you through, with examples and explanations, all the elements of the SEQ to create the best story you’ve ever written.
–Susan May Warren