Monster Writing Guides
Write your novel, find your community
Novel Structure Workbook
How to Plot Without Getting Stuck
21 distinct beats to guide you through your novel. More than just the the inflexible Hero’s Journey, the Monster Workbook takes you through the most popular character arc—a positive one with a (mostly) happy ending—to maximize your book’s emotional satisfaction. With the aid of step-by-step explanations, examples, and analysis, you’ll understand how and why the structure works. And also how it can be broken and still work.
The book is enhanced with downloads, including printable and editable PDFs, a Scrivener template, and a NaNoWriMo calendar.
A Taste of Act I
Praise from Reviewers
Bullet Journal NaNoPrep Planner Course
NaNoWriMo is coming...
Use the power of bullet journals to prepare for NaNoWriMo
This course provides everything you need to prepare to write a novel–not just any novel, but a winning National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) draft!
- Identify HOW you should prepare
- Choose WHAT you want to do from 13 Tasks
- Estimate how much TIME you really have
- Set weekly GOALS
- Have a flexible PLAN OF ACTION
- Draft with CONFIDENCE
This is a one-time fee that will give you open access to the course. Use the materials over and over again!
Get help from a 10-time NaNoWriMo winner who always does prep work. Give yourself the best possible chance of winning NaNoWriMo this year!
Write a Novel Curriculum
25 Texts To Get You Writing
Want to write a novel but you’re not sure where to start? Start here! The Curriculum directs you to my 25 favorite resources for mindset, planning, writing, and publication.
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