Plot Whisperer Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master

ISBN-10: 1440525889

ISBN-13: 9781440525889

Edition: 2011

Authors: Martha Alderson

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When it comes to writing bestsellers, it's all about the plot. Trouble is, plot is where most writers fall down--but you don't have to be one of them. With this book, you'll learn how to create stories that build suspense, reveal character, and engage readers--one scene at a time.Celebrated writing teacher and author Martha Alderson has devised a plotting system that's as innovative as it is easy to implement. With her foolproof blueprint, you'll learn to devise a successful storyline for any genre. She shows how to:Use the power of the Universal StoryCreate plot lines and subplots that work togetherEffectively use a scene tracker for maximum impactInsert energetic markers at the right points in your storyShow character transformation at the book's climaxThis is the ultimate guide for you to write page-turners that sell!
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Publication date: 10/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Martha Alderson has worked with hundreds of writers in plot workshops, retreats, and plot consultations for more than fifteen years. Her clients include bestselling authors, New York editors, and Hollywood movie directors.

Introduction
Sitting Down To Write
The Outlineof The Plot: Starting is Half The Battle
The Universal Story
The Basics of Plotting
Developing Themes
Create The Characters And Setting: Who's Part of This World And Why?
Who Inhabits The Plot?
Who Opposes The Protagonist?
The Devil's In The Details
The Journey
Opening The Door
The Middle of The Journey
Transformation
The Climax
Denouement: The End And A New Beginning
Some Parting Advice
Some Final Thoughts
Index
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