Thank you for being a writer, an author. The world is made all the more joyful, entertaining, and exciting with your creations in it.
As an author, I love creating, but I also enjoy the creative process — how an author writes. As I wrote my first three stories, I quickly came to understand my working process.
People say there are two types of writers — pantsers and plotters. That seemed very black and white to me. On the one hand, you have those who sit at the keyboard and write the story as if they’re watching a movie play out in their mind’s eye. On the other, some authors like to plot out every last move of their characters. And never the twain shall meet. I think the reality for many, however, lies somewhere in between.
And that’s where THE WRITER SYSTEM began.
WRITER stands for World, Rival, Idol, Twists, End, and Resolve.
Each one of these elements will help you craft the big picture of your next novel. From this basic Outline, you’ll create ever-more detailed Synopsis by questioning each point within it. From the final Synopsis, a 4-Act Structure is developed, hitting all of the beat points required of a good story.
Other elements included in this planner are scene and character sketches, plot and character arcs, notes on scene construction, a writing timeline tool (or the dreaded deadline!).
There is plenty of space for your notes in each section and several pages at the end of this notebook for your moments of inspiration on the fly.
I hope you enjoy using this tool in your writing, and I’d love to hear if you have any feedback or suggestions on how to make this an even more useful resource.
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About the Author
His first non-fiction work, The WRITER System Notebook, is designed to help authors outline their novels.
Table of Contents
Project Details 1
Publishing Targets 3
The WRITER System 7
Using the WRITER System
Part 1 — Outlining 11
Part 2 — Working Plot Thread 15
Part 3 — The 4-Act Structure 17
Synopsis and Questions 61
Synopsis #1 62
Questions from Synopsis #1 63
Synopsis #2 64
Questions from Synopsis #2 66
Synopsis #3 68
Questions from Synopsis #3 72
Synopsis #4 76
Questions from Synopsis #4 82
Synopsis #5 88
Working Plot Thread
Main Plot Arc 98
Character Arcs 108
The 4-Act Structure
Act 1 - Preparation 114
Act 2 - Reaction 120
Act 3 - Proaction 126
Act 4 - Conclusion 132
Research Notes 176
About the Author 239