Brilliant Stories Don't Happen on Accident


They're thoughtfully planned and carefully coordinated. Diligence at refining plot and structure self-corrects a litany of story problems, including:

  • Concepts that fizzle out
  • Starting in the wrong place
  • Lack of conflict
  • Slow / unnecessary action
  • Lumpy or mushy middles
  • Poorly defined goals
  • Low tension
  • Dangling story threads

Janice Hardy is one of the best in the business when it comes to breaking down the structure of story. In this master class, she explains how you can set up your structure from the beginning to create conflict-driven thrill rides that keep readers glued to your pages.

Taught by Janice Hardy,

Founder of Fiction University


Janice Hardy is the award-winning author of the teen fantasy trilogy The Healing Wars, including The Shifter, Blue Fire, and Darkfall from Balzer+Bray/Harper Collins. 

She also writes the Grace Harper series for adults (Starting with Blood Ties) under the name, J.T. Hardy. 

When she's not writing fiction, she runs the popular writing site Fiction University, and has written multiple books on writing, including Understanding Show, Don't Tell (And Really Getting It)Plotting Your Novel: Ideas and Structure, and the Revising Your Novel: First Draft to Finished Draft series.