Write Great Fiction - Plot & Structure

Write Great Fiction - Plot & Structure

by James Scott Bell
Write Great Fiction - Plot & Structure

Write Great Fiction - Plot & Structure

by James Scott Bell

Paperback(Fifth Edition)

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Craft an Engaging Plot

How does plot influence story structure? What's the difference between plotting for commercial and literary fiction? How do you revise a plot or structure that's gone off course?

With Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure, you'll discover the answers to these questions and more. Award-winning author James Scott Bell offers clear, concise information that will help you create a believable and memorable plot, including:

   • Techniques for crafting strong beginnings, middles, and ends
   • Easy-to-understand plotting diagrams and charts
   • Brainstorming techniques for original plot ideas
   • Thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter
   • Story structure models and methods for all genres
   • Tips and tools for correcting common plot problems

Filled with plot examples from popular novels, comprehensive checklists, and practical hands-on guidance, Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure gives you the skills you need to approach plot and structure like an experienced pro.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582972947
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2004
Series: Write Great Fiction
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 174,167
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

James Scott Bell is the #1 bestselling author of Plot & Structure, and thrillers like Deceived, Try Dying, Watch Your Back, and One More Lie (International Thriller Writers Award finalist), and is a Christy Award winner. His fiction has been reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, and the Library Review. A former trial lawyer, Bell now writes and speaks full time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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