‘Pride & Prejudice’ By The Beats with New York Times Bestseller Marilyn Brant Copy

It’s one thing to hear someone talk about story structure.

Everything seems so clear: plot structure, character arcs, conflict & tension. It all feels so doable.

Until you sit down in front of your manuscript. At home. Alone.

It’s just you and your story & the clarity is gone. You’re back down in the weeds and can’t see your way out.

We have help! It’s so much easier to understand plot structure & character arc when you can see it applied to a story you already know. Suddenly you can see you what’s happening, where, and why. 

That’s exactly what Marilyn Brant is doing for us today at Romance Writers Summit. And she’s using one of the most beloved, well-known books in literature…and in romance: Pride & Prejudice.

Come see how this beloved classic is structured, how the characters arc is intertwined with plot, and how it all builds to a satisfying Act III.

Marilyn Brant

Marilyn is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary women’s fiction, romantic comedy, & mystery. Her debut novel won the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart® Award (2007), and she was named the Author of the Year (2013) by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English.

She also writes beat breakdowns for Save The Cat®.

Find out more about Marilyn & her work: marilynbrant.com


Marilyn has provided us with a beat breakdown from her presentation on Pride & Prejudice By The Beats.

Click on “Materials” tab above the video to download it.