Blockbuster Plots Pure and Simple: Take the Panic Out of Plot
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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Plot Planner Parameters
Construct Your Plot Planner
Plot hy Cause and Ejﬁct
Plot the Emotional Character Development
Plot the Middle
Plot the End
Plot the Thematic Signiﬁcance
A P P E N D I C E
ACTION DETAIL Chpt.1 action plot arranged by cause back story banner paper Beginning portion Billie Letts Carol Shields cause and effect Character Emotional Development CHARACTER GOAL DRAMATIC Climax Column conﬂict CONFLICT CHANGE THEME create dramatic action Crisis DATES CHARACTER GOAL dramatic action filled DRAMATIC CONFLICT CHANGE emotional change Ernest Gaines example from Chapter fear fiction ﬁnd ﬁrst flashback flaw front story GOAL DRAMATIC CONFLICT happens Heart Horses by Cormac Jack London Janet Fitch Mark Twain McCarthy SC DATES Middle portion Novalee Novalee’s Oleander by Janet Plot Planner Plot Tips plotline Post-it notes Pretty Horses protagonist reader rewrite Sawyer by Mark SC DATES CHARACTER Scene Tracker Sea-Wolf by Jack series of scenes sort Stone Diaries story goal summary suspense tension and conflict thematic details Thematic Significance THEME SU SETTING things Tom Sawyer TRUST THE PROCESS Ursula Hegi White Oleander Willy Jack writing www.blockbusterplots.com Yann Martel