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.” 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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