20 Master Plots and How to Build Them

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Writer's Digest Books, Sep 15, 1993 - Reference - 240 pages
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This book shows you how to take timeless storytelling structures and make them immediate, now, for fiction that's universal in how it speaks to the reader's heart and contemporary in detail and impact. Each chapter includes brief excerpts and descriptions of fiction from many times, many genres - myth and fairy tale, genre and mainstream fiction, film plots of all types, short story and novel. Find 20 fundamental plots that recur through all fiction - with analysis and examples - that outline benefits and warnings, for writers to adapt and elaborate in their own fiction.

 

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Contents

Chapter
Chapter
Chapter Three
Chapter Five TRIANGLES
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
RESCUE
Chapter Fourteen
UNDERDOG
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty
FORBIDDEN LOVE
Chapter TwentyThree

ESCAPE
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter TwentyFive
Chapter TwentySix
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