9 Surprising Reasons You Need 20 Characters to Start a Book If you think you have nothing to write about in your novelâs first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 character
If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping
There are HOW MANY Obstacles on the Hero’s Journey? Nothing is ever easy for the hero! On the monomythical Hero’s Journey, the main character must endure a “Trail of Trials.” There are an average of 15 obstacles in the middle of the first books of Harr
September CREATIVE WRITING EXERCISE: Imagine you have received an unexpected letter of acceptance to a new school! Download by clicking image above! For more activities visit www.scholastic.com/hpread #HarryPotter #HPread
For any Harry Potter novel: 10 Fun Creative Writing Printables that let students imagine they are at Hermione Granger's birthday party, Hagrid's helper in the forbidden forest, or head of a new house at Hogwarts! All while learning about sensory detail.
Here's a novel outline that contains the common elements of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Twilight.
Better Novel Project is all about deconstructing bestsellers, discovering what elements they have in common, and using these elements as a backbone for a new master outline. This project is not about creating a magic fill-in-the-blank formula.
Your villain plays the most important role in your story. Yep, more important than your hero. That means you must go beyond the cliches when developing your villain, because generic platitudes such as maniacal laughter, minions and monologues are standar