A checklist can be a useful tool for quality control, just to make sure you have done everything you meant to do. But I’m always a bit suspicious about checklists for novels. It isn’t as simple as a formula leading to success.
However, this post gives some useful guidance about structuring your story. And as it says, it is just in the nick of time for anyone planning to write a draft novel in November.
And while we are on the subject of novel structure, this post on avoiding formulaic story structure is good. If you can get past the idea of a formula for avoiding formulaic work, that is.
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