There are many similarities between planning a novel, script or memoir.
Writing a long story such as a novel, a script or a memoir requires a great deal of dedication, hard work, belief in yourself and belief in your story. What’s the difference between a novel and a script? Only the output. These two manuscripts are very much different from one another. Other than that, the design stages are identical. Both fiction forms require the author to develop characters, build a plot, design scenes, come up with a character arc and other story elements. What’s the difference between a novel and a memoir? Not much. The novel is a creation of the authors mind. In the memoir, the characters and events are based on real life. The author of the memoir still has to develop the characters, build a plot by selecting a portion of the character’s life to emphasize, figure out a character arc and design scenes.