Wysardry
I was wondering if anyone knew of any books on novel outlining and plotting that use similar methods and terms as Novel Factory.

I'm looking for something that covers the basics, such as how to decide who is the main character and who is a major character, the pros and cons of each point of view, how you flesh out a basic idea etc.
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KDLake
I suggest "Structuring Your Novel" by Weiland and "The Fantasy Fiction Formula" by Deborah Chester. Both are excellent in thier own way. If you don't write fantasy, you should still consider Chester's book. Most of the lessons can be applied to any genre. She reaches creative writing in Oklahoma and has long been a published author. All of Weiland's books are good in a differerent way. She gives a simpler overview while Chester will give you tremendous detail. I suggest reading Weiland first then Chester.
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thenovelfactory
Hello!

The books we've used the most in developing the roadmap are the following:

Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn from Actors - Brandilyn Collins
https://wordery.com/getting-into-character-brandilyn-collins-9780692438879#oid=1685

Plot and Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting and Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish by James Scott Bell
https://wordery.com/plot-and-structure-james-scott-bell-9781582972947#oid=1685

Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain
https://wordery.com/techniques-of-the-selling-writer-dwight-v-swain-9780806111919#oid=1685


(note that these are affiliate links so if you buy directly from them we'll get a little cut - but feel free to buy from somewhere else if you prefer)

I would also strongly recommend reading this blog - http://www.crackingyarns.com.au/posts/ as it's outstanding.

Hope that helps!
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Wysardry
Thanks. It looks like I already have most of those in my Kindle library, but haven't read yet. I just added the ones by Deborah Chester and Brandilyn Collins to my Amazon wish list.

I tend to buy reference books for the Kindle as I can stand it by the computer screen without having to worry about holding the pages open. I have more than a few that I bought when they were on some sort of special offer and have only skimmed through.
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