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

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Illusion Press, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 200 pages
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A new approach to understanding plot from a writing and educational expert, the unique Scene Tracker and Plot Planner system is guaranteed to help writers add luster to scenes and create compelling plots. For most writers, the most difficult part of the writing process is the inability to see the forest for the trees. Dedicated to the structure of plot, it has already helped hundreds of novelists, memoirists, and creative nonfiction writers master this elusive craft. Examples abound from classic and comtemporary writers such as Twain, McCarthy, London, and Fitch. Original.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
9
SCENE TRACKER
20
PLOT PLANNER
32
Plot Definition
109
Plot Planner Parameters
121
Construct Your Plot Planner
127
Plot hy Cause and Ejfict
139
Plot the Emotional Character Development
145
Plot the Middle
153
Plot the End
161
Plot the Thematic Significance
167
In Closing
175
A P P E N D I C E
181
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Educational expert and award-winning writer, Martha Alderson M.A., helps writers of all ages find the structure to their stories. She provides private plot consultations and teaches at University of Santa Cruz, Learning Annex and Writers' Conferences.

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