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Video Series

 

PlotWriMo: Revise Your Novel in a Month (A Path to Publishing)

In this 8 Video (5.5 hours) Series, Plot Expert, Martha Alderson aka Plot Whisperer and Literary Agent Jill Corcoran provide step-by-step instruction on how to revise for a stronger and more promising story: Concept, Structure and design, Tension and conflict, Character growth and transformation, Pacing, Cause and effect, Meaning, Hook, Polish, Prose. To complete the course in a month, watch 2 videos a week. Or, work at your own pace and take more or less time on the step-by-step exercises. You decide your revision pace as you explore and complete each video exercise based on your own individual needs in preparation for a major rewrite.


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Books

 

The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master (Adams Media 2011 F + W Media)

The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master is the first book in the Plot Whisperer series of plot reference books for writers. The Plot Whisperer book helps novelists, memoirists and screenwriters develop multiple scenes and plots and create the structure for their stories, explains plot concepts and what it takes to write a story from beginning to end. This book also teaches the Universal Story: where to spot it and how to use it to create a better life.


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The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories (Adams Media 2012 F + W Media)

The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories is the second book in the Plot Whisperer series and companion workbook for The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master. Turn lackluster plots into irresistible stories! This writing workbook covers everything from constructing spirited action and compelling characters to establishing an unforgettable ending. Develop a successful narrative though a series of 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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    The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing (Adams Media 2013 F + W Media)

    The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts gives you the inspiration and motivation you need to finish every one of your writing projects. This 3rd book in the Plot Whisperer series takes all the concepts you've learned in the Plot Whisperer book and the plot you created in the Plot Whisperer Workbook and guides you through each stage of the actual writing process, from constructing compelling characters to establishing an unforgettable ending and helps you get into the habit of writing creatively every day.

    Follow the prompts in The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts and write a novel, memoir, screenplay with a plot from page one all the way to the end.


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    eBooks

     

    The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master (Adams Media 2011 F + W Media)

    The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master is the first book in the Plot Whisperer series of plot reference books for writers. The Plot Whisperer book helps novelists, memoirists and screenwriters develop multiple scenes and plots and create the structure for their stories, explains plot concepts and what it takes to write a story from beginning to end. This book also teaches the Universal Story: where to spot it and how to use it to create a better life.


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    The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing (Adams Media 2013 F + W Media)

    The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts gives you the inspiration and motivation you need to finish every one of your writing projects. This 3rd book in the Plot Whisperer series takes all the concepts you've learned in the Plot Whisperer book and the plot you created in the Plot Whisperer Workbook and guides you through each stage of the actual writing process, from constructing compelling characters to establishing an unforgettable ending and helps you get into the habit of writing creatively every day.

    Follow the prompts in The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts and write a novel, memoir, screenplay with a plot from page one all the way to the end.


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    Blockbuster Plots Pure & Simple: Take the Panic Out of Plot

    Discover how to create sizzling scenes and a multi-layered plot for your screenplay, novel, memoir, children's or young adult story. This plot reference book takes you step-by-step through the building of a Scene Tracker to track all your scenes for the 7 essential elements of scene and a Plot Planner to plan your plot.


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    Romance Writers Plot eBook

    The Romance Writers Plot eBook shows romance writers how to produce superior plots. Using scenes from Christine Dodd's Candle in the Window and Kathryn Dennis' Dark Rider, the Plot Planner and Scene Tracker plot tools are demonstrated for writers. The Romance Writers eBook offers concrete tips for creating a compelling romance, complex characters, dramatic action and thematic details and depth.


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    Blockbuster Plots: Before the Next Draft: 26 Plot Steps to Revision Plot eBook

    Before the Next Draft eBook is designed for novelists, screenwriters, and memoirists who wish to re-vision a draft of their story with an eye on plot and structure and offers concrete tips for revisioning your story by creating complex characters, compelling dramatic action and rich thematic details and depth. Follow step-by-step the 31 plot steps to a produce superior plot.


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    Scene Tracker Template & Plot Tutorial for the 7 Essential Elements of Scene

    The Scene Tracker Template is designed for novelists, screenwriters, and memoirists who wish to track the plot layers of every scene with an eye on the 7 essential elements of scene, creating complex characters and compelling dramatic action and rich thematic details and depth. Tutorial uses scenes from Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden.


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