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It’s time to show your reader that the protagonist is fundamentally likeable and worth rooting for. It’s time to “Save the Cat.”

As you work through your novel manuscript over the 90-Day Novel Challenge, we’ll spotlight some of the key plot moments when you’re likely to be working on them.

Do you have questions about your novel project? Check out The Company’s Q&A board, where you can ask anything and get expert answers as well as answers from the community of writers:

ASSIGNMENT: Write for one hour.

If you’re still working up to writing for one hour, that’s OK. Write for the time period you’ve assigned for yourself, and then use the remainder of your hour to continue to build out your Novel Matrix plan. If time remains, read something that you love.

FOR FURTHER STUDY: Find more information about the “Save the Cat” with The Novel Matrix book at, or the Novel Matrix classes at Writers.Company.