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New Book of Plots Constructing Engaging Narratives for Oral and Written Storytelling

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ISBN-10: 1935166638

ISBN-13: 9781935166634

Edition: N/A

Authors: Loren Niemi

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Parkhurst Brothers, Incorporated, Publishers
Publication date: 9/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction
Some Observations
Who Is This Book For?
Some Notes about the Examples
Stories 101
Why We Tell Stories
Creating Stories
Make It Your Own!
Good Bones
The Journey of the Hero
The Usefulness of the Formula
Exercises
The Beating Heart
Constructing the Story's Arc
Story: The Rake
Exercises
The Plot Forms
Tradition or Habit?
The Straight-Narrative Plot
Story: The Knife
Exercises
Pleasant Detours
The Digressive Plot
Story: Smoking
Exercises
In Plain Sight
The Revelation Plot
Story: David
Jokes as Revelations
Exercises
The Mirror
The Reversal Plot
Story: The Rabbit
Exercises
Full Circle
Circular Plot, Variation One: Flashback
Story: Pablito Bueno
Circular Plot, Variation Two: String of Pearls
Story: Making Chili (a)
Story: Making Chili (b)
Exercises
Making a List
The List Plot
Some Things I Know
Story: Sauna Cycle
Exercises
Fall Back
The Regression Plot
Story: Sleeping with Her Ghost
Structuring the Transitions
Exercises
Two Trains Running
The Parallel Plot
Story: Music Lessons
Exercises
As I Was Saying
The Metaframed Plot
Story: Moby Dick Tonight!
Exercises
Other Considerations
Which Plot to Use?
In the World of Story
Questions to Ask
Story: A Roll of the Dice
Happily Ever After
Some Additional Exercises
A Matrix for Plotting Hero Stories
A Life Matrix
Keys to Childhood
Exercises for Developing Detail
Postcard Exercises
Notes on the Stories
Bibliography of Referenced Texts
Recommended Reading