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 Story
- Create plot lines and subplots that work together
- Effectively use a scene tracker for maximum impact
- Insert energetic markers at the right points in your story
- Show character transformation at the book's climax
This is the ultimate guide for you to write page-turners that sell!
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About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The title "The Plot Whisperer" doesn't do justice to the depth of the author's insight on the process of developing and structuring a story that works. An invaluable tool/writing companion, especially for those with an understanding or interest in the connection between your journey as a writer and the way your story unfolds.
I always thought my favorite authors sat down to the blank page and wrote fantastic stories. I've been trying to fit that model for years and though I'm sure many writers succeed this way, I've realized my brain doesn't work like that. I stumbled upon Martha Alderson's YouTube videos on "Plotting a Novel, Memoir or Screenplay". Light bulbs started going off and I immediately purchased her three books. I'm working on a novel now and can say for certain that I would not be where I am today without using the pre-plotting plan she outlines in the book and workbook. I had worried that pre-planning would kill the spontaneity, but that has not been the case. These books have been a life changer for my writing.
Sorry I bought the Nook edition, since it can't be returned!