Dec/Jan NaNoWriMO 2014/15 Day 19: Outline and Story Structure Part 4

Hey guys!

So today, I didn’t quite hit my writing goal. I only composed 1, 038 words. Still, I am a couple thousands words ahead of where I am supposed to be, so I am allowed an easy day once in a while. Here are my stats:

Word Count Goal: 35,007

Words Written: 37,584

For this post, I am going to continue going over the first block of Act 2 of the 3 Act, 9 Block, 27 Chapter structure I have discussed in my previous three posts. If you are unfamiliar with this technique, check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

The first block of Act 2 is quite loose.

New World: Thanks to the push in Act 1, the hero as now entered a new world. In Harry Potter, this is after the Sorting Ceremony. Harry and his friends are plunged into classes and must adapt to the new rules of the Wizarding World.

Fun & Games: This is the point where you allow your protagonist to explore their next world. Harry’s fun and games was going to class. Katniss’ was entering the arena. I like this section of Block 4 because it allows you to dive into character development and be creative. You need to acclimate your reader and your protagonist to the new world of the story. This is the perfect place to do it.

Old World Contrast: The hero is reminded of how much has changed in his or her life.

These three plot points could be combined depending on your story. What you need to remember for Block Four is that it’s the introduction to the new world. Have fun with it.

Check back tomorrow for Part 5.

Until then, kill your darlings, slay your dragons and keep writing.

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7 thoughts on “Dec/Jan NaNoWriMO 2014/15 Day 19: Outline and Story Structure Part 4

    • I’m glad that you are enjoying the posts. Normally if I am unhappy with my book, I start over before finishing a draft but this time I am focused with getting the words on the page. I will fix the things I don’t like in the revision stage. Good luck with your novel! Can’t wait to read it.

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