No Rules, Just WRITE! Character Driven Plotting

No Rules, Just WRITE! Character Driven Plotting

by C. J. Lyons
     
 
I'm CJ Lyons. And I'm a writer....

If you also need a twelve-step program to stop writing, then you've come to the right place.

I don't like rules. I don't like people telling me what to do. I don't like complex formulas or graphs or charts that I have to consult because that's the "right way" to create a compelling story.

So I've taken

Overview

I'm CJ Lyons. And I'm a writer....

If you also need a twelve-step program to stop writing, then you've come to the right place.

I don't like rules. I don't like people telling me what to do. I don't like complex formulas or graphs or charts that I have to consult because that's the "right way" to create a compelling story.

So I've taken everything I've learned about the essence of good storytelling and I've distilled it all into a few simple concepts. Things so easy that by the time you've finished this book and practiced using these techniques, you'll be able to not only craft a great story but also to complete your novel.

In fact, by the end, you'll be saying: Wow! This is so easy, it makes so much sense! I can use this every day I write...

No Rules, Just WRITE! Table of Contents:

* INTRODUCTION
* Lesson 1: Three Secrets
* Lesson 2: What is story?
* Teaching Point: Emotion as a Guide
* Lesson 3: Theme, the Intersection of Plot and Character
* TEACHING POINT: Theme in the Real World
* Lesson 4: Reversals and Pinch Points
* TEACHING POINT: Promise of the Premise
* Lesson 5:Ancient Secrets of Storytelling
* TEACHING POINT: Attitude Says it All
* Lesson 6:The Hero's Journey
* TEACHING POINT: Crucible Stories
* Lesson 7: Putting it all together
* TEACHING POINT:The Middle Road
* Lesson 8: Building 3-D Characters
* TEACHING POINT: Know your characters
* Lesson 9: WORLD BUILDING
* Lesson 10:Block Busting
* TEACHING POINT: Know your audience
* CONCLUSION
* RESOURCES

There's also a companion workbook available on NoRulesJustWrite.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016056999
Publisher:
Legacy Books
Publication date:
01/23/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
728,141
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of seventeen novels, former pediatric ER doctor CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge Thrillers with Heart.

CJ has been called a "master within the genre" (Pittsburgh Magazine) and her work has been praised as "breathtakingly fast-paced" and "riveting" (Publishers Weekly) with "characters with beating hearts and three dimensions" (Newsday).

Learn more about CJ's Thrillers with Heart at www.CJLyons.net and everything she knows about being a bestseller at www.NoRulesJustWRITE.com

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