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I want to share with you an amazing five part video of author Dan Wells talking about his 7 Point Story Structure System.
Interestingly, he begins with the resolution and goes from there. That makes a lot of sense to me. In my w.i.p. I know my resolution, so I'm already on the road to using his system. His focus is on the science fiction and fantasy genres and examines Harry Potter, The Matrix, and Star Wars, but he also looks at romance, horror and others.
It's well worth a watching and keep your notebook and pencil handy. I suspect he's tricking me into writing an story outline, something I thought I'd never do. But I like it!
My favorite part is when he says that our genre novel outline is supposed to sound cheesy. LOL
I first heard of his seven point structure on the Writing Excuses podcast. And I first learned of that nifty writing podcast at A Karabu Creation. I think Kara is the queen of podcasts. She knows all the good ones!