Blockbuster Plots Pure & Simple
Are you confused about plot? You are not alone. In Blockbuster Plots Pure and Simple Martha Alderson presents step-by-step strategies that demystify the structure of story. Want to maximize your scenes and provide depth to your stories? This is the workbook for you. Whether you write novels, memoirs, short stories or creative non-fiction, you will benefit from a visual representation of the scenes and plot of your project. Track the seven most important elements of scene on a scene tracker. Use the plot planner to develop a multi-layered plotline for your individual project.
By analyzing scenes written by classic and contemporary writers such as Twain, McCarthy, London, Fitch, Chopin, and Letts, you will discover how easy it is to pre-plot, and link scenes through cause and effect. You’ll also determine which of your scenes are flat (and why), learn how to set up tension, conflict, and suspense, and develop complex. Characters. When you’ve finished your first draft, the book takes you through rewrites, clarifying your theme, and deepening and expanding your narrative.
If you’re having trouble seeing where your story is headed, or if ideas are rolling around in your head but you are having trouble getting started, this workbook will help you plan and execute a plot that will have your readers spellbound.
- Manufacturer: Illusion Press
- Date available: 01/01/2010
- Publication date: 01/01/2004
- Return policy: 30 days
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Meet the Author: Martha Alderson, M.A.
Martha Alderson, M.A. is an international plot consultant and the founder of Blockbuster Plots for Writers. Her clients include best-selling authors, New York editors and Hollywood directors. She can help you, too, with plot. As a writing instructor, she has taught plot and scene development and historical novel writing at the University of California at Santa Cruz Extension, Learning Annex, writers conferences and workshops in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and in Washington State. She has written for The Writer magazine and Writer's Digest Magazine. Martha is available for plot consultations.