It's that time of year when thousands of writers around the world prepare to type faster than a speeding bullet, drink coffee more powerful than a locomotive, and leap tall deadlines in a single bound.The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create a 50,000-word story from scratch in just 30 days, from November 1–30. How's that for productivity?
Story beats template. Adapted from the world of screenwriting, this popular method replaces the concept of acts with a set of milestones that commonly appear in many kinds of stories. Hitting these "beats" gives your story a rhythm while leaving the details open to your imagination.