Paula Wynne's picture
Paula Wynne

Pinned 1 year 2 weeks ago onto Writing Advice

Uniting Story Structure and Character Arc


Michael Hauge goes one step further by saying the best heroes must achieve two compelling goals: an outer journey of accomplishment; and a deeper, inner journey of transformation and fulfillment. Again, a Google search will show you how Michael presents his unique approach to mastering these two essential components of your story.

Your task as a fiction writer is to create a dramatic and interesting conflict that operates in the outside world, but also draws from a deep vein within your protagonist, possibly based on their greatest fear.
~ Jessica Page Morrell

If you’re stuck for time and you want to jump ahead, you can download Michael’s inner and outer journey diagram, along with his explanation to the six stages to a well-structured story on our Freebies page.

When you go to this link you will get the following documents in Word that you can use to create your story structure:
1.    Michael Hauge’s inner and outer journey diagram
2.    His explanation to the six stages to a well-structured story
3.    A basic outline of Nigel Watt’s eight-point story arc
4.    My infographic on writing a thriller
5.    A surprise – coming up soon …

Take a look at some excellent writing books that will teach you more about plotting your story with a good, solid structure. Find more on Story Structures.

Grab your copy free copy of Pimp My Fiction here.

Upvote this Pin: 

Log in to vote
Leave your comment below
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Pinned onto the category

Writing Advice

Writing A Psychological ThrillerMind-Blogging Story StructureBest Visual Verbs For Writerslearning to write a killer thrillerStructure Your Novel5 Rules Every First-Time Author Needs To Know About Planning A Novel3 Acts to Your Story StructureStory Structure HumourWriting a Psychopathic CharacterPsychological Thrillers That Will Mess With Your HeadWriting Thrillers To Scare The Pants Off Your Readers
Originally pinned by

Paula Wynne

How to Write and Sell Historical Fiction
The Grotto's Secret
Milijun Sci-Fi Adventure Giveaway
Win The Novella Nostalgia Series
Dancing in the Rain Historical Fiction Giveaway
Writing A Psychological Thriller
Pinned onto the board

Writing Advice

Free Writing Resources
Structure Your Novel
When Is The Inciting Incident In A Story Plot
The First Complete History Of Mobile Phones For Writers
Uniting Story Structure and Character Arc
Lighting in the Victorian Home
Scroll to top