Write Your Novel From The Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between

A powerful secret and a fresh approach to writing bestselling fiction! What’s the best way to write a “next level” novel? Some writers start at the beginning and let the story unfold without a plan. They are called “pantsers,” because they write by the “seat of the pants.” Other writers plan and outline and know the ending before they start. These are the “plotters.” The two sides never seem to agree with each other on the best approach. But what if it’s not the beginning or the end that is the key to a successful book? What if, amazing as it may seem, the place to begin writing your novel is in the very middle of the story? According to #1 bestselling writing teacher James Scott Bell, that’s exactly where you’ll find your story’s heart and heat. Bell’s “Mirror Moment” is the secret, and its power is available to any writer, at any stage of the writing process. Bringing together years of craft study and personal discovery, Bell presents a truly unique approach to writing a novel, one that will stand the test of time and serve you all your writing life. “I need three things before I tackle a new novel: Diet Coke, a laptop, and my dog-eared copies of James Scott Bell’s books on writing craft!” – Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times & International Bestselling author

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3 Comments

  1. Powerful Any time James Scott Bell writes a book on writing, I buy it. I have every single one of his books on writing (as well as a good bit of his fiction), and all of them have given me a new and exciting perspective on how to write better. 

  2. Uncommon Wisdom James Scott Bell has long been one of the most insightful and practical teachers of the writing craft. So it’s no surprise this little book is packed full of uncommon wisdom. The approach Bell presents here is that of identifying the “mirror moment” (or what Stanley Williams called the “moment of truth”) at the Midpoint in your story. 

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