I’m currently reading two great books on plotting and structuring your novel: Writing the Breakout Novel (and workbook) by Donald Maass and Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story by K.M. Weiland and I can recommend both tomes wholeheartedly!
Donald Maass is an literary agent, author, and an icon in the writing world. All of Donald’s books on writing are must-reading for any aspiring author.
K.M. Weiland is an author and blogger on the craft of writing and is quickly making a name for herself in the business. Her blog, vlogs, eBooks, and books on the elements of writing great fiction are all packed with useful information in a succinct format with tips you can utilize immediately.
I haven’t put either of these books down since I started reading them and they are helping me tremendously in plotting and structuring my current WIP.
If you haven’t read any of K.M. Weiland’s novel writing books, she’s currently in the midst of a promotional campaign for the release of Structuring Your Novel complete with some amazing prizes (win a Kindle, a manuscript evaluation, and Scrivener writing software). Do yourself a favor and check it out.
And make sure to check out Donald Maass’ works as well. You’ll be glad you did!