A very useful guide for learning the craft of fiction writing. This is an excellent choice for beginning novelists.
Plot And Structure is a dynamite book on the elements of plotting and story structure. Jim Bell has served as a fiction columnist for Writer’s Digest and he’s a true expert on plot and story structure.
Bell does a great job of tying in these aspects of writing to all the other things you’re supposed to master, such as your storyworld, your characters, and your theme. And his first chapter was so motivational, I wanted to drop the book and go write something.