What’s the best book to read if you want to write a novel?

This is a wonderful book.

Book cover Save The Cat Writes A Novel
Save The Cat! Writes A Novel

I love the examples given.

The texts she chooses to exemplify structural elements span a wide range of genres.

And she happens to have chosen loads I’ve read too so that made it extra engaging.

I tried for a while to plot out my own ideas against the structure given.

But I gave up about a third of the way in and put my notebook aside.

That’s nothing to do with the book.

I just don’t have the ideas to hang to this structure.

I’ll leave that to you author-types.

I can polish up manuscripts but I have nothing but respect for all of you who come up with the ideas. It’s so impressive that you can generate these stories.

And I bet Jessica Brody’s resource is an absolute godsend to make sure your ideas move readers in the ways you’d hoped.

Despite not being an author myself, I still found this brilliant and useful. If I ever offer developmental editing at some point down the line, I know the structure suggested in here would be an incredibly useful point of reference.

Whether you’re an author or someone just generally interested in effective storytelling, check out this fantastic book.

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