Free E-Course: How to Plot a Novel Using the 3-Act Story Structure

Behind every good story is a solid structure. That's a fact.  So why, then, do so many writers shy away from using story structure when they're plotting their stories? In this free e-course, I'll walk you step-by-step through the 3-Act Story Structure — and give you a solid template to move forward with your own story!

Are you ready to discover the foundations of strong storytelling?

Behind every well-written story is structure: story structure. The most popular of which is, perhaps, the 3-Act Story Structure, which seamlessly intertwines both plot and character arcs to help writers craft linear stories with purpose and power. We've discussed the 3-Act Story Structure at some length here on the blog, but today I'm excited to make an announcement...

I've teamed up with the folks at Reedsy to create a free ten-lesson email course on the 3-Act Story Structure that will help you nail down the foundations of strong storytelling one tip-packed lesson at a time!


If you're unaware, Reedsy is the leading online marketplace that connects writers with the editing, publishing, and marketing professionals that can help them bring their stories to life. In my opinion, it's the place to go if you're looking to hire an established and esteemed industry pro to help you produce the very best version of your book.

The Reedsy team also runs an amazing blog, offers incredible live webinars and writing tools, and has a killer archive of free writing courses called Reedsy Learning. When they reached out to me with the offer to create a free course for this archive, I was more than thrilled to say yes!


How to Plot a Novel Using the 3-Act Story Structure



"Behind every good story is a solid structure."

Why, then, do many writers shy away from using story structure when plotting their stories? Having solid structure in place is one of the foundations of strong storytelling. When consciously established, structure provides authors with a blueprint that can give their stories shape, power, and purpose.

In this course, I'll walk you step-by-step through the foundational elements of the 3-Act Story Structure, helping you create a solid template for your story to use as you write.

What you’ll learn in this course:

  • The ten major beats of the 3-Act Story Structure
  • Pacing your story with power and consistency
  • Transitioning seamlessly between acts
  • Building organic internal and external conflict
  • Winding tensions up to an epic story climax

If you're ready to take control of your story's plot, pacing, and character arcs in 2018, this is the course for you, writer. Ready to get started?