This book is designed to take your now-completed rough draft (or the outline for your rough draft) and make you take a deeper look at your characterization – from journey, to implementation. You’ll learn how to plot a profound character change journey, how to use backstory correctly and how to reveal your character slowly, and for the most impact. Finally, we’ll get specific and I’ll teach you how to apply these changes to create powerful scenes. The questions and/or charts and exercises at the end of the chapters will equip you to build everything you are learning into your story.
The second section of the book will help you examine your plot. Remember those times when you throw a book against the wall? That because a story doesn’t make sense, or the characters are too stupid to live. I’ll give you some techniques that will keep YOUR books from ever ending up face down in a corner. I’ll teach you about how to drive your character through the story with the right balance of stakes and motivation, a way to widen your plot and make your hero more heroic with each plot step. You’ll learn some tricks on making it more unique and compelling — and the difference between subplots and layers and how to use each effectively. Finally, you’ll learn how to create the perfect Villain, and how doing so, widens your plot even more.
Don’t just write a novel.
Write a novel that is breathtaking.
An amazing novel has two elements – deep characterization of a sympathetic hero, and a compelling, wide, breathtaking plot. But how do you create deep characters and wide plots, and then apply them to your story? This book will show you how.
The follow-up worktext to From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you, Deep and Wide utilizes Susan May Warren’s easy to apply explanations, exercises and intuitive methods to teach you advanced fiction writing techniques that will turn any novel from boring to breathtaking.
- How to plot a profound character change journey
- An easy technique to reveal backstory to your readers
- How to weave emotion into your scene for the most impact
- How to keep tension high through the use of stakes and motivations
- A unique plotting trick to widen your plot
- Techniques on how to make your hero…heroic
- The difference between subplots and layers
A powerful use for Secondary characters
How the perfect Villain can help you plot your story
…and much more, including the scene that every book MUST have!