Elements of Fiction Writing - Plot
"There are ways to create, fix, steer and discover plots—ways which, over a writing life, you'd eventually puzzle out for yourself," writes Ansen Dibell. "They aren't laws. They're an array of choices, things to try, once you've put a name to the particular problem you're facing now."
That's what this book is about: identifying those choices (whose viewpoint? stop and explain now, or wait? how can this lead to that?), then learning what narrative problems they are apt to create and how to choose an effective strategy for solving them. The result? Strong, solid stories and novels that move.
Inside you'll discover how to:
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Review: Plot (Elements of Fiction Writing)User Review - Megan - Goodreads
Eh. Some decent writing advice, but pretty dry. If a book on writing can't be entertaining as well as informative, I don't really think there's much use for it. Read full review
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