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How To Plot Your Novel, Part Six: Elements of Act Three

August 30, 2018 by Sarra Cannon

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My “How To Plot Your Novel” video series continues today with the Elements of Act Three.

In my last video, we discussed the secon half of the Second Act, leading up to the second doorway of no return. Today, we are going to talk about what happens in the final act of your story.

How To Plot Your Novel, Video Six: Elements of Act Three

The Plot Your Novel Guide

In an effort to make this plotting video series even more awesome, I have put together a Plot Your Novel workbook that will guide you through every step of the outlining process. And what’s even better is that it’s completely free!!

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Bringing It All Together

Now that we have gone through the entire structure of your novel, let’s bring it all together to make it the very best novel it can be.

Next week, I’ll show you how to take what you’ve done so far and map out each scene of your book. I’ll also give tips on how to blend all the elements together to make your story as tight and resonant as possible.

Make sure to sign up for my newsletter above and subscribe to my YouTube channel to receive a notification when this next video goes up! There will eight parts to this series, so just 3 videos to go.

If you’re enjoying it so far, be sure to comment and let me know. If you know of someone else who would enjoy this series or any of my videos and free downloads, I would love for you to share this with them.

The Entire Video Series

As I mentioned before, this is part 6 of my 8-Part Video series on How To Plot Your Novel. If you missed any of the previous posts, you can find them linked here below!

  1. Overview of Story Structure and Why I Plot
  2. Writing Great Characters
  3. Elements of Act One
  4. The First Half of Act Two
  5. The Second Half of Act Two
  6. Elements of Act Three
  7. Bringing It All Together
  8. What Happens If You Get Stuck?

How To Plot Your Novel


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Sarra Cannon

Hi, I'm Sarra!

I have been self-publishing my books since 2010, and in that time, I've sold well over half a million copies of my books. I'm not a superstar or a huge bestseller, but I have built an amazing career that brings me great joy. Here at Heart Breathings, I hope to help you find that same level of success. Let's do this.


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