Depending on how you count them there are either ten or thirteen books on the reading list month, though in either case I’d still consider that a good haul.
In the first two articles of this series we looked at the basics of story structure and how to use that structure to build an effective outline for a story or novel. If you’ve been following along with the advice from those articles you should now have an outline of your story, and may have even completed a chapter-by-chapter breakdown of your novel. Now it’s time to populate your story and to do this we need to work on some character sketches.
Another quiet month on the reading front, with only seven books read once again. I find it really strange that I seem to be reading less even though there hasn’t been any sort of reduction in the time I spend travelling. Ho hum.
Anyway, here’s the list for September…
I know I’ve been a little absent this month so I thought I’d drop by with a quick update for those few regular readers I seem to have picked up recently.
This month’s reading list is a little shorter than has been the norm just recently, with only seven titles on the list. Mostly this is because one title in particular took me the best part of two weeks to get through. Without any further ado, here’s the list of books read for August.
In the first article of this series I spoke about the importance of structure and the four main building blocks of any story. This time I want to talk about how to take those building blocks and use them to create an effective outline, starting from a single sentence and eventually building up to a fully realised beat-by-beat breakdown of your story or novel.