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I like this as a general guide to novel structure. However many resources I've read warn against getting too locked into a single script or pattern like this. Sometimes you need to save the climax for the last two pages, and sometimes you need the action to start on the first page (and fill in 'setup' stuff later).

I like this as a general guide to novel structure. However many resources I've read warn against getting too locked into a single script or pattern like this. Sometimes you need to save the climax for the last two pages, and sometimes you need the action to start on the first page (and fill in 'setup' stuff later).

It's like giving your characters a goal, and then placing blocks in their path to kep them from achieving their goals.  without it, your story 'saps'

It's like giving your characters a goal, and then placing blocks in their path to kep them from achieving their goals. without it, your story 'saps'

22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling by PBJpublishing: These little pearls of wisdom were tweeted by storyboard artist Emma Coats. She wrote them herself but learned them at Pixar from her senior colleagues.  #Infographic #Story_Telling #Pixar #Emma_Coats

22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling by PBJpublishing: These little pearls of wisdom were tweeted by storyboard artist Emma Coats. She wrote them herself but learned them at Pixar from her senior colleagues. #Infographic #Story_Telling #Pixar #Emma_Coats

Sometimes a sychological weakness can hurt others. I am currently writing a story where one of the characters has a psychological weakness that has caused him to hurt others in the past. There's nothing wrong with him morally, which is why he isolated himself in order to keep from hurting anyone else. His want. His Need however, is friendship.

Sometimes a sychological weakness can hurt others. I am currently writing a story where one of the characters has a psychological weakness that has caused him to hurt others in the past. There's nothing wrong with him morally, which is why he isolated himself in order to keep from hurting anyone else. His want. His Need however, is friendship.

Most of these are actually really great. << yes except for the first one; you shouldn't always use descriptive language or the reader would get bored very easily

Most of these are actually really great. << yes except for the first one; you shouldn't always use descriptive language or the reader would get bored very easily

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