When it comes to writing bestsellers, it's all about the plot. But creating a captivating storyline that mesmerizes your audience until the very end is easier said than done. With thousands of engaging books on the shelf, you'll need to set yours apart by developing unique scenarios that leave readers wondering what happens next.
In this writing workbook, celebrated writing teacher and author Martha Alderson covers everything from constructing spirited action and compelling characters to establishing an unforgettable ending. She also walks you through the development of a successful narrative with exercises that:
- Help build suspense
- Incorporate effective subplots
- Tie up all the loose ends
- Keep the reader turning pages
Filled with essential advice and writing exercises, /The Plot Whisperer Workbook will quickly become your go-to guide for crafting a tale worthy of the bestseller list!
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About the Author
Martha Alderson, founder of PlotWrMo and author of The Plot Whisperer, 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.
Table of Contents
Part I Preparation 15
Chapter 1 Prepare to Plot 17
Chapter 2 Create Compelling Characters and Spirited Action 27
Chapter 3 Making the Scene 39
Chapter 4 Build Your Own Plot Planner 45
Chapter 5 Who's Your Protagonist? 59
Part II Begin Plotting 67
Chapter 6 Create an Introduction Checklist 69
Chapter 7 Build the Opening Scenes 81
Chapter 8 Begin at the Beginning 95
Chapter 9 You're Halfway There 107
Chapter 10 the Crisis is Here 131
Chapter 11 What Are the Subplots? 149
Chapter 12 We're at the End 157
Part III Analyzing Your Plot 177
Chapter 13 It's About Cause and Effect 179
Chapter 14 Find Your Thematic Bubble 189
Chapter 15 Finding the Strongest Climax 199
Chapter 16 Just Who Are Your Characters, Anyway? 207
Chapter 17 the End of the Beginning and the Beginning of the End 213
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I just finished giving Martha's book: The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master a 5-star rating. I purchased the workbook also. Using them together has changed my writing. I have multiple writing books on my bookshelf, but these are on my desk. 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. 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.