2.1 Overview

In the first section of this course, you discovered that when editing it is essential that you, as an editor and writer, see a novel from a more structural viewpoint. You discovered the importance of story, setting, theme, plot, scene, acts and genre. You also learned...

2.2 The Inciting Incident

In this section, you will discover the definition for an inciting incident, what is involved in creating an inciting incident and how it can be used to create narrative tension. Once you have completed this section you will be able to identify or create inciting...

2.3 Act Design

In this section, you will discover the way in which you can build natural momentum into your writing. You’ll learn about the Quest Theory and how this can be applied to your projects. You’ll find out about the Point Of No Return and how this combines with the Law of...

2.4 The Three Act Structure

In the final part of this section of the course, we turn our attention to the three act structure. You’ll discover how it can be implemented into your own work and why, as an editor, it is often a great starting point when looking to add structure to a novel. Why...