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When I first sat down to write a novel, I was blissfully ignorant of so many things. From where to put quotation marks and commas (truth, I still struggle with commas) to having an actual plot arc. I just sat and wrote and wrote and eight months later I had a completed book that would never see the light of day.

But that horrible, terrible, no good first effort did teach me something. It taught me that a) No, I am not a literary genius (and that’s okay) and b) I had a lot to learn about writing and story structure in general (still learning!).

Thus began many, many, many (many), many years of reading every book I could get my hands on about writing, scouring the interwebs for information, and attending conferences to get the advice of those who have gone before me. While I was on this quest for knowledge, I wrote about everything I learned, and those articles are now available in my Writer’s Guide, free everywhere e-books are sol.

I love story structure. I love watching movies and reading books and seeing how other writers do it. And if you clicked on this link because you are a writer, I hope you enjoy it too. Yes, writing is a creative endeavor but you can’t break the rules unless you know them first. Happy writing!

Useful Websites and Recommended Books on Writing 


Advanced Fiction Writing

Writers Digest

Write Your Novel From the Middle – James Scott Bell

Beginnings, Middles, Ends – Nancy Kress

Romancing the Beat – Gwen Hayes

7 Figure Fiction – T. Taylor

Save the Cat Writes a Novel – Jessica Brody

Story Genius and Wired for Story – Lisa Cron