Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises
How does plot influence story structure?
What's the difference between plotting for commercial and literary fiction?
How do you revise a plot or structure that's gone off course?More info →
The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
The updated and revised third edition provides new insights and observations from Vogler's ongoing work on mythology's influence on stories, movies, and man himself. The previous two editons of this book have sold over 180,000 units, making this book a 'classic' for screenwriters, writers, and novelists.More info →
Writing the Heart of Your Story
Learn the secret of how to write the heart of your story! This writing skills book, full of fiction writing technique, is like no other.
Don’t just write a good novel. Write a great one—by mining the heart of your story!More info →
The Fire in Fiction
Discover the Difference Between a So-So Manuscript and a Novel Readers Can't Forget
Tap into The Fire in Fiction, and supercharge your story with originality and spark!More info →
Writing the Breakout Novel
Maybe you're a first-time novelist looking for practical guidance. Maybe you've already been published, but your latest effort is stuck in mid-list limbo. Whatever the case may be, author and literary agent Donald Maass can show you how to take your prose to the next level and write a breakout novel - one that rises out of obscurity and hits the best-seller lists.More info →
Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook
Set your work-in progress apart from the competition and write your own breakout novel today!More info →
Make a Scene
The definitive guide to writing scenes--now revised and expanded!
Scenes are the building blocks for any work of fiction--the DNA sequence that makes a novel un-put-downable and unforgettable. When writers are able to craft effective, engaging scenes, they can develop a complete, cohesive story--and a mesmerizing experience for readers.
Make a Scene Revised and Expanded Edition takes you step-by-step through the elements of strong scene construction and demonstrates how the essential aspects of a compelling story--including character, plot and dramatic tension--function within the framework of individual scenes to give momentum to the whole narrative.More info →
A Novel Idea
Best-selling Christian fiction writers have teamed together to contribute articles on the craft of writing. A Novel Idea contains tips on brainstorming ideas and crafting and marketing a novel. It explains what makes a Christian novel “Christian” and offers tips on how to approach tough topics. Contributors include Jerry B. Jenkins, Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, and many other beloved authors. All proceeds will benefit MAI, an organization that teaches writing internationally to help provide literature that is culturally relevant.More info →