Books often start with a simple yearning to explore new territory: especially topics you find fascinating, characters who won’t leave you alone, and good stories. But manuscripts get unwieldy--fast. Nine out of ten writers never finish their manuscripts because most first-time book writers get lost without good structure and planning.
Mary Carroll Moore, award-winning author of 13 books in three genres and a PEN/Faulkner nominee, will guide you through a simple and successful book-writing process that can take your book from idea to publication, a process using a three-act structure that eases organization and makes a manuscript vivid and engaging to readers.
Find out why Aristotle believed that three acts formed a perfect structure for all stories; why humans lean toward beginning, middle, and end; and why we crave the emotional catharsis of that format in literature, too.
For all levels of writers working on nonfiction, memoir, or novels at any stage from seed idea to draft. Learn why strong structuring is the key to selling a book in today's competitive publishing industry.
"Mary taught me what a successful narrative structure is and how to craft my story within one, both the overall arc and each chapter. Her feedback was always encouraging yet honest, so I could trust her notes. I recommend Mary's support to improve your projects and get things finished."
—Jennifer Louden, bestselling author and writing teacher
She's telling me the formula I need for writing my book,