How To Plot Your Novel Writing As A Second Career By Lisa M. Lilly
  • How To Plot Your Novel Writing As A Second Career By Lisa M. Lilly

How To Plot Your Novel Writing As A Second Career By Lisa M. Lilly

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How To Plot Your Novel

From Idea To First Draft


Is This Course For You?

Do you long to write a novel but feel unsure how or where to start?

Are you writing a first draft or outline and feeling stuck or frustrated?

Do you have a finished draft but fear your plot isn’t exciting?

Does scene-by-scene plotting feel too constricting but winging it isn’t working?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this course is for you.

It takes you from idea to first draft using clear, easy-to-follow steps. This approach allows you the freedom to discover your story as you write or to plan your story in detail before you put hands to keyboard or pen to page.

The course includes clear examples from popular and enduring novels and films such as Star Wars: A New Hope and Pride and Prejudice.

You’ll learn how to:

  • generate and choose ideas with enough conflict to thrill you and your future readers
  • build characters that make your story exciting and engaging
  • understand and create key plot points and turns to keep readers turning pages and
  • enjoy quickly writing your first draft without hitting blocks or feeling stuck

Perhaps most important, How To Plot Your Novel walks you through what should happen in the middle of the novel–-that spot that many writers approach with dread.

Sign up now or for more information check out the testimonials, course sections, and free preview on creating a protagonist and antagonist below.

What Writers Say About How To Plot Your Novel: From Idea To First Draft:

Rock-solid support for a writer through a step-by-step process in the huge and sometimes overwhelming project of drafting a novel plot.

Cathy Robinson
I often thought about writing a novel but had no idea how to start or what to do in the middle of the story. This clear, easy-to-follow course showed me the way.

Steven M. Levy
If you want to actually finish your novel, instead of constantly re-hashing the first chapter, it is a blueprint for success.

Gillian DiCarlo Gott

Your Instructor’s Story

My first published novel is actually the fifth one I wrote. That’s because when I started out I struggled with how to tell a good story despite having earned a degree in Writing/English. In other words, with plot. And it showed. I made it my mission to learn everything I could about plot from books, courses, and taking apart the novels I loved.

All of which led to writing two successful plot-based series and a passion for sharing what I learned in the hopes of helping other writers avoid my trial and error (and error and error) approach.

Lisa M. Lilly, Novelist and Creator of How To Plot Your Novel: From Idea To First Draft

Example Curriculum
  • Getting Started, Plot, And Worksheets
  • Introduction: Getting Started And Why Plot Matters
  • Course Worksheets
  • Ideas
  • Coming Up With Or Finding Ideas
  • Choosing A “Good” Idea For Your Novel
  • Characters in Your Novel
  • Protagonist and Antagonist
  • Allies and More
  • Story
  • Opening Conflict to Midpoint
  • Midpoint to Falling Action
  • Subplots
  • Your Plot As A Whole And Outlining (Or Not)
  • Writing the First Draft
  • Getting From Point to Point: Obstacles And Star Wars
  • The Hero’s Journey
  • Point of View and Plot
  • Theme And Plot
  • First Draft Free And Fast

How To Plot Your Novel Writing As A Second Career By Lisa M. Lilly

Your Instructor

An author, attorney, and adjunct professor of law, Lisa M. Lilly founded Writing As A Second Career to share information on fiction writing, publishing, and marketing with people who juggle creative writing with working at other jobs or careers.

She is the author of the Q.C. Davis Mysteries and the bestselling four-book Awakening supernatural thriller series.

Writing as L. M. Lilly, her non-fiction guides for writers include, among others, Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide To Plotting & Writing Your Novel; The One-Year Novelist: A Week-By-Week Guide To Writing Your Novel In One Year; Creating Compelling Characters From The Inside Out.

She also hosts the podcast Buffy and the Art of Story where she delves into the story elements of Buffy the Vampire Slayer one episode at a time.

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