Brenda Hill

Love, Murder, and a Ghost or Two . . . 

HOW TO WRITE YOUR BOOK FROM IDEA TO OUTLINE: Step-by-Step Instructions with Simple One-Page Chart Templates Kindle edition

Have a great idea for a novel, but don't know how/where to begin?

You have 'The Horribles,' that panicky feeling writers experience when they WANT to write, but have no clue WHAT to write.

Never Fear. this book will help you!

A simple, step by step method for building a successful storyline from your basic idea.

Designed for the busy lifestyle, it's simple enough to read in one sitting, yet powerful enough to demonstrate the mysteries of the modern story structure.

No more dull openings. No saggy middles. And how to construct an exciting, edge-of-your-seat climax!

I explain story structure and demonstrate plot points, although I call them Stepping Stones because, when used correctly, they guide you through the maze of modern story structure. 

As a BONUS, I’ve included how I used the Stepping Stones to build my novel, Ten Times Guilty! 



Included in price of ebook!

To help you even further,

 I condensed complex structure methods into simple one-page charts. With the PLOTTING CHART, you'll be able to organize your novel's structure and see at a glance if the storyline is working to the best dramatic effect.
I explain key scenes - scenes vital to the dynamic structure of your story - and I demonstrate on an example chart where they should be placed for maximum effect.
Now you can learn how to plot a modern novel and bring that story idea to life.
Contrary to myth, a good skeleton does not inhibit a writer's imagination; instead, an accepted structure provides the exciting changes that lead to story satisfaction. Which is what your reader expects. Today's readers are more sophisticated than ever before, and they instinctively know and expect certain things to happen in your story. If these incidents do not occur, the reader is often left dissatisfied and disappointed. Draggy, they may think. Dull. They may have purchased your first novel, but may hesitate to buy your next one.
          Don't let that happen!

Download  my CHARACTER CHARTS plus my one-page SCENE CHART templates to guide you through the maze of Plotting. 

The charts include: 


  • The Star
  • The Opposition
  • The Love Interest/Mentor
  • Supporting Cast & Walk-Ons


  • The astronomer's storyline
  • Ten Times Guilty storyline as an example 
  • A blank chart you may copy and use again and again.
  • Scene Placement charts, again using the astronomer's story and my own Ten Times Guilty scenes, plus a blank chart for your use.