Advent Calendar Prize: 10 Key Scenes That Frame Up Your Novel Course (C.S. Lakin)

Today’s Giveaway

Learn the crucial elements of novel structure in this video course designed to help you build a strong story foundation!

There are ten key scenes that form the backbone of a novel. If you don’t construct them well, your story will collapse. In this course, you’ll learn:

  • What the 5 major turning points are and where they’re placed in your novel
  • How to know exactly where to start your story and how to set up your premise
  • What the ten key scenes are that serve as the framework for your novel
  • What pinch points are and why you need them
  • How to craft those essential twists and where they’re placed in your story for greatest impact
  • Why your protagonist’s goal is the key to great storytelling
  • What the six stages of character transformation are and where those specific scenes go

No more guessing what scenes you need in your novel and where they go. With this blueprint, you can write terrific novels, every time!

This course includes video modules, slides and movie clips, and charts, along with passages from novels to help you fully understand the content. You’ll also have access to handouts and worksheets to help you brainstorm turning points, key scenes, and the protagonist’s transformational journey. More info here.

Want to win this fantastic prize by editor C.S. Lakin? Enter Below, and good luck!

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69 Responses to Advent Calendar Prize: 10 Key Scenes That Frame Up Your Novel Course (C.S. Lakin)

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  3. michelle says:

    Sounds like it can help lay a strong foundation for a good novel.

  4. Jenna says:

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  5. Jeigh Meredith says:

    This sounds great! Thank you!

  6. Jeigh Meredith says:

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  7. Jeigh Meredith says:

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  8. Talia says:

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  9. Puja says:

    This would be an awesome course to take at this point in my writing career. Thanks for this opportunity.

  10. Kimberly Bea says:

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  11. I’ve meant to take C.S. Lakin for a few months now, so this’d be amazing! I’ve had one of her books in a bundle purchase and it didn’t disappoint!

  12. Great for moving novel. Love this concept. Anne Randolph http://www.KitchenTableWriting

  13. Nicole G says:

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  14. Samantha Goldben says:

    YES! This’ll definitely be helpful for me in my writing process!

  15. Melinda Workman says:

    10 key scenes sounds terrific!

  16. Tom Bauer says:

    ten key scenes sounds like a fascinating model

  17. Sounds intriguing. I am always a “pantser” in NaNoWriMo terms, but I am always pleased when I go back and see that all the pieces are there. 🙂

  18. Paul Go says:

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  19. Sounds like a great course

  20. Rochele Smit says:

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  21. Rochele Smit says:

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  22. C.S. Lakin’s courses and books have been very helpful!

  23. Tamara Meyers says:

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  24. Alli Martin says:

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  25. Donna Robertson says:

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  26. Gwendolyn Ensz says:

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  27. Sarah Mohler says:

    I am excited!

  28. Hannah says:

    How exciting! Just entered, and my fingers are crossed!

  29. Don’t know what happened to my first comment! This sounds like a great opportunity. Have followed CS Lakin on Twitter for the past year!

  30. This sounds like a wonderful course!

  31. febe says:

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  32. Tanja says:

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  33. Christine says:

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  34. Leslie P says:

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  40. Kylie says:

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  41. Jennifer Jensen says:

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  42. Ali Dent says:

    What a generous gift. Thanks for offering it.

  43. KL says:

    This course sounds exactly what I need to write my next novel.

  44. Celia Lewis says:

    I’m convinced this would be a very helpful writing-craft workshop for me. Crossing fingers!

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  46. Marsha Posz says:

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  47. Heather O'Connor says:

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  48. Katherine Holom says:

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  49. Tim Seabrook says:

    Everything here is going to make us writers even better

  50. What a great way of stimulating writing practices.

  51. This looks like a great course! Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. Bonnie Q says:

    Ooh! A great prize for a writer like me — one that still has tons to learn. 😉

  53. Lori says:

    YES. A framework is just what I need as a pantser! Yes please.

  54. Lara Herrera says:

    This could teach me so much. Thank you!

  55. Stacy Bodus says:

    This would be useful!

  56. Karla Diaz says:

    I’ve been wanting to take this course for some time. Glad there could be a chance to finally do it.

  57. Celia Lewis says:

    This seems it could be a very good ‘win’ for me – I’m still struggling with structure! And hate editing/rewriting, at this point.

  58. Cheryl Rainfield says:

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  59. Ashley Wong says:

    This would be great!

  60. Julie Hiner says:

    I have learned I need an overall structure. A blueprint tool sounds awesome!!!

  61. Charli says:

    This sounds awesome. I love to learn from videos and handouts. Anything to make my novels the best they can be!

  62. DJ Blackford says:

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  63. Jessica Swafford says:

    Great giveaway!

  64. Siv says:

    Seems like something I need! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  65. Karen McIntosh says:


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