Novel Structure According to Harry Potter
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You want your readers asking questions about your story as they go, but “Why should I care about this?” is not one of them. One of the main reasons that readers get bored before finishing is because the story isn’t structured properly. A structured novel that includes plot hooks and exciting events that happen at the right time can grab a reader’s attention and never let go.
Using J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter novel as an example (because we like to learn from the best), this course details how to structure your story so editors, agents, and readers never want to put it down. Planning your novel’s structure does not mean you need to write a complete outline, but gives you a basic sketch that includes plot points, character motivations, stakes, and settings. (Also, you’ll be prepped and ready to go just in time for NaNoWriMo!)
If you are not interested in submitting assignments and having them marked by our instructors, please enroll in the audited version of Novel Structure According to Harry Potter.