20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them
Give your story a solid foundation—a plot that engages readers from start to finish!
The best stories linger in the hearts and minds of readers for decades. These tales gain their power through plots that connect with the audience on both an emotional and intellectual level.
Inside Ronald B. Tobias details these 20 time-tested plots. Each is discussed and analyzed, illustrating how a successful plot integrates all the elements of a story. Tobias then shows you how to use these plots effectively in your own work.
Tobias then goes to the next level, showing you how to choose and develop plot in fiction. He shows you how to craft plot for any subject matter, so that you develop your work evenly and effectively. As a result, your fiction will be more cohesive and convincing, making your story unforgettable for readers everywhere.
"Plot isn't an accessory that conveniently organizes your material according to some ritualistic magic. You don't just plug in plot like a household appliance and expect it to do its job. Plot is organic. It takes hold of the writer and the work from the beginning."
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The Lowest Common Plot Denominators
The Strong Force
Twenty Master Plots Prologue
Master Plot 1 Quest
Master Plot 2 Adventure
Master Plot 9 Underdog
Master Plot 10 Temptation
Master Plot 11 Metamorphosis
Master Plot 12 Transformation
Master Plot 13 Maturation
Master Plot 14 Love
Master Plot 15 Forbidden Love
Master Plot 16 Sacrifice