three acts, eight sequences

First of all, sign up for NaNoWriMo!

Next, we will be looking extensively at the three-act structure over the next month.

Here is a great source which breaks the three acts into eight sequences. It is intended for screen writing, but the same structural principles apply to novel(la) writing as well.


show, don’t tell: some good advice

“Show, don’t tell.” It’s a piece of advice often given to young writers, but what does it mean? Here are a couple of links that will help to unravel this mystery.

Showing and Telling: The Basics | This Itch of Writing

Writing Tips: Show, Don’t Tell | Writing Forward


It is important to remember the difference between a scene and exposition. A story needs both. When writing scenes, show, and when writing exposition, tell.

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