Excited about writing a novel or story but not sure how to start?
Struggling to figure out what's not working with your plot, pace, or characters so you know what and how to revise?
For help thinking about your plot in a big-picture way — without stifling your creativity or wedding you to an outline — get your free story structure worksheets here. If you're looking for more guidance, you can purchase one-on-one story coaching, get written feedback on your plot, or enroll in the online course How To Plot Your Novel: From Idea To First Draft.
More on each option below.
The Plot Your Novel Course
If you're more of a self-study person, I can relate. For most of my life, I wrote novels while running a busy law practice. My work hours were anything but regular. I fit writing, and learning about writing, into odd half-hour blocks (or fifteen minute ones) here and there.
I wrote while waiting for court to start, early weekend mornings, and at my desk between meetings. Classes or workshops needed to let me go at my own pace and be available when I had the time.
If that sounds like you, check out my online course How To Plot Your Novel: From Idea To First Draft. You can view each video when you choose and tailor the worksheets and exercises to your schedule and your life.
Right now, it's for sale for only $119. Learn more here.
Feedback On Your Novel's Plot
Story Coaching $200/hour; Written Feedback On Plot Structure $169
Feedback on your plot before you write or revise your novel can save you time. It can also ensure your story grips readers.
Also, talking through your plot with someone who looks at it with fresh eyes can help spot inconsistencies and places where it slows or sags. And find solutions!
I work with writers like you all the time to help them finish first drafts or take rewrites to the next level. And do it while juggling other careers or life responsibilities.
Books in my heavily plot-based Awakening supernatural thriller series have been downloaded over a hundred thousand times. My mystery series, too, is plot-first. And my books on story structure and novel writing have helped tens of thousands of writers get their novels finished.
Why not take advantage of my expertise and save yourself some time and stress?
Learn more about individual story coaching or getting written feedback on the plot of your novel here.
Free Story Structure Worksheets
Remember, these free story structure worksheets can help you think about your plot in a big-picture way — without stifling your creativity or wedding you to an outline.