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Story Fundamentals #3: The Roadmap

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Welcome, fabulous romance writer!

Now that you’ve completed the prerequisite courses, Story Fundamentals #1: The Basics and Story Fundamentals #2: The Framework, you are ready to build your story’s plot. In Story Fundamentals #3: The Roadmap, the final course in this three-part series, you will learn how to use story structure and character development to construct a meaningful plot for your story.

Story Fundamentals #3: The Roadmap is a self-paced course that will guide you through the process of outlining your story. With a solid understanding of your characters, their backstories and what motivates them, you will develop major turning points and plot events that challenge the characters and help them grow — and you’ll do so in a way that brings to life the beating heart of their story.

How it works:

Work through the modules at your own pace and complete the tasks as directed in the workbooks provided.

Upon completion of the modules, you will be given the opportunity to submit your completed outline for personalised feedback on the work you’ve completed, as well as a chance to debrief after each round of feedback. If you’re looking for guidance from a romance story expert, this is an opportunity you don’t want to pass up.

Once you’ve completed this final course in the series, you will have completed a detailed outline for a well-structured and developmentally sound novel, one that will give you the confidence you need to write the first (or next) draft of your manuscript.


In Story Fundamentals #3: The Roadmap you will:

  • learn about the importance of plot structure and character development;
  • explore the five major turning points every story needs and what they look like in a romance novel;
  • devise the major turning points for your story;
  • explore the six story stages and what they look like in a romance novel;
  • plan the events that will occur in the six stages of your story.

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