Steal This Plot

The plot is the story within the story that propels the action and develops the tale. In Hamlet, for instance, the story deals with who will be the rightful king of Denmark, but the plot is concerned with revenge and ambition.

Author: William Noble


ISBN: 1618090135

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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This book is not about cemeteries. Nor is it a mystery-suspense story. It is about writing-the craft of writing and telling a tale. It is about how to use other people's stories, and what we are allowed to do with them. The plot of any story is the key. The plot is the story within the story that propels the action and develops the tale. In Hamlet, for instance, the story deals with who will be the rightful king of Denmark, but the plot is concerned with revenge and ambition. The plot is the nucleus of the action, and it is here that the writer must look to form his efforts. In Part One, the authors deal in depth with the structuring and "spicing" of the story. In Part Two, using classic and modern examples they outline 13 common plot movers: Vengeance Catastrophe Love and Hate The Chase Grief and Loss Rebellion Betrayal Persecution Self-Sacrifice Survival Rivalry Discovery (Quest) Ambition showing you how weave it all together in a tapestry of words rich and satisfying to the reader. Worried you'll go too far in your plot thievery? A thorough look at plagiarism and copyright is also included.

Down Dirty

Acclaimed journalist Jake Tapper explains what actually happened, who got away with what and how both sides, Democrats and Republicans, plotted to steal the presidency in 2000.

Author: Jake Tapper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759523180

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

View: 573


Acclaimed journalist Jake Tapper explains what actually happened, who got away with what and how both sides, Democrats and Republicans, plotted to steal the presidency in 2000.

Wrongly Diagnosed Unmasking the Alcoholism Drug Addiction Plot and the Twelve Step Deception

thing of value to steal. Sometimes I took orders. If you said you need a particular
item, I would. go find it and steal it and sell it to you so that I could save a lot of
time looking for a fence (a person that buys stolen goods) to buy the stolen
product, ...

Author: Csc John E Johnson Ras

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781609570033


Page: 254

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Wrongly Diagnosed exposes the true source and nature of addiction that has been hidden, denied, and disbelieved. It provides correct information as it relates to God and recovery using the Word of God. It reveals the misrepresentation of God in the twelve-step program and exposes the deception of its concept of spirituality and a higher power. Wrongly Diagnosed is an unflinching look at the true nature of addiction. Pastor Johnson gives the reader an inside look at this national tragedy and the path he has found to healing. This book is the work of a refreshingly honest and engaging writer who repays the time you invest in him with substantial hope. Sharilyn Grayson, Freelance Editor As a co-dependent, and mother of four children married to a cocaine addict, I found this book to be extremely enlightening into the issues and struggles of an addict. It is insightful, informative and an honest look at what an addict goes through during and after their addiction. Monica Grier Wrongly Diagnosed is biblically sound with information that helps to identify our true source of power to be free from addiction, which is Christ. It has revealed to us, the strategies of Satan's counterfeit behavior. The masking and delusional practice of lies and deception orchestrated by our adversary the devil. Pastor Maria Salas, Joshua & Caleb Ministry. Bell Garden, CA John Johnson is an ordained pastor, a Certified Alcohol and Drug counselor RAS, CSC. He was the Co-founder and Director of the Wings of Healing Alcohol and Drug ministry at Greater Bethany Community Church in Los Angeles, CA 1991 to 1999. Freed from $300-$400 a day heroin and cocaine habit. In 19 Years of recovery, he has never had one day of withdrawals, cravings or a desire for drugs.


Steal characters. Yep, you heard me. Steal characters. Once they are in the
public domain, repurpose characters created by others. People do it all the time
with Sherlock Holmes (something the Doyle family descendants aren't happy

Author: Beth Daniels


ISBN: 9781365625596

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Having problems coming up with a plot for your novel? Or are you stuck behind a Writer's Block and trying to get things moving ahead on your story once again? In 60 WAYS TO PLOT OR DODGE WRITER'S BLOCK, multi-published novelist and writing instructor Beth Daniels supplies suggestions galore on how to either get back on track or create a storyline to entice and thrill readers. These ploys have been test run by Daniels herself in the novels she writes as Beth Henderson and J.B. Dane. They have also found favor with numerous fiction writing students in her over 70 various online workshops. Take any of these babies out for a test drive and see if your muse can keep from spinning new and exciting ways to tell the story you've longed to tell. Great ideas for beginning novelists and established writers looking for new ways to generate story ideas. For other Fiction Writing Aid books visit

Stirring the Plot

She pointed toward the room that held the Thornton Collection. “Could it have
been stolen at an earlier time?” “Not likely. I dust every day. I simply stopped
yesterday after finding the sapphire missing.” “Why would someone steal

Author: Daryl Wood Gerber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101637593

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 279


Halloween in Crystal Cove, California, is a big deal, involving a spooky soiree where the Winsome Witches, a fund-raising group, gather to open up their purse strings and trade superstitions. But party magicians, fortune-tellers, and herbalists are only the beginning of this recipe for disaster… Jenna Hart has packed The Cookbook Nook chock-full of everything from ghostly texts to witchy potions in anticipation of the annual fund-raiser luncheon. But there’s one unexpected addition to the menu: murder. When the Head Priestess of the Winsome Witches is found dead under mysterious circumstances, there’s no logical answer and plenty of blame to go around. With her aunt, Vera, unable to call on her ability to foresee the future, Jenna will have to use more than just sleight of hand and a few magic tricks to conjure up the truth…

History of an Attempt to Steal the Body of Abraham Lincoln

George Whitefield - Bone from one of his arms sent to England - The Tomb of
George Washington invaded - First Plot to Steal the Body of Lincoln laid by a
Springfield Lawyer - Second Plot by a Counterfeiter in St . Louis - Counterfeiters
and ...

Author: John Carroll Power


ISBN: IND:32000001368226


Page: 287

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The Secret Plot

There was a conspiracy formed in this reign , known by the name of the Rye -
house plot . One Colonel Blood attempted to steal the crown out of the Tower .
King Charles died on the 6th of February , 1684 , having lived 54 years , and
reigned ...

Author: Rupert Green


ISBN: OXFORD:N11689766


Page: 84

View: 590


Stolen Words

In 1985 June and William Noble published a distasteful little book called Steal
This Plot : A Writer ' s Guide to Story Structure and Plagiarism , which included a
Q - and - A chapter with such practical advice as this : Question : What if I want to

Author: Thomas Mallon

Publisher: Harvest Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110157380

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 312

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Presents a history of plagiarism, focusing on the motivations, consequences, and reverberations of this practice in publishing, academia, and Hollywood.

True Disbelievers

Headlines bannered, “Four Arrested In Apparent Plot To Steal Elvis' Body From
Tomb” and “Three Charged In Body-Stealing Plot.” The three men were charged
with criminal trespassing in what police director E. Winslow Chapter termed a ...

Author: George Plasketes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351293662

Category: Music

Page: 319

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The legion of fans who refuse to believe that Elvis Presley died August 16, 1977 has been a major force behind the ever-expanding, elusive, and enduring Elvis myth during the past seventeen years. This network of fervent true believers engages in activities that include a melange of sightings and conspiracy theories. Mass media coverage of these phenomena has evolved from the underground grass-roots level to widespread publicity with social, religious, commercial, and ideological underpinnings. In True Disbelievers, R. Serge Denisoff and George Plasketes examine the implications of various accounts and several perspectives on Elvis Presley's death and transfiguration. Denisoff and Plasketes also analyze the various media that those who doubt Elvis's death use to popularize their positions, including television, magazines, and books. They review the work of others who have written on the subject, such as Gail Brewer-Giorgio and Major Bill Smith, and raise provocative, yet valid questions about the phenomenon they describe. True Disbelievers takes a pointed look at the music industry as well, and how it has used and commercially benefitted by the continuing belief that Elvis lives. They examine common strands in the many reports of Elvis sightings since Presley's reported death. Denisoff and Plasketes describe the Elvis phenomenon in serious, objective as well as empathetic terms, placing it in the context of studies of cult figures and their followers. True Disbelievers contains a great deal of fascinating information about America's popular culture and the power and influence of the media in modern society. It will be of significant interest to communication studiesscholars,sociologists,professionals in the music and media industries, and those interested in popular culture.

Fred Boggitt and the Shakespeare Plot

“I‛m not going to steal anything Ma. Do you get me?” Romeo said ... can‛t be
stealing if the paper belongs to me, can it Sunbeam? Now, you‛ll need to speak
to your ... yelled for the second time. “I SAID 89 Fred Boggitt and the
Shakespeare Plot.

Author: Jenny Tuxford

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496999825

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 202

View: 933


Fred and Granny are back. This time they are trying to prevent the ruthless Sir Creasy Piles and the hen-pecked brothers, Hamlet and Romeo Macbeth, from getting their greedy hands on a newly discovered masterpiece by the great William Shakespeare. In this very funny story, of course, nothing goes to plan.

A Dictionary of the English Language

Having plotted and penn'd It was a chosen plot of fertile land , Six plays to attend
The face of his negociation . ... not in the wild uncultivated had made his
highness steal out of his own coud- , waste , but in garden plots under the
negligent try ...

Author: Samuel Johnson


ISBN: NYPL:33433070243401

Category: English language


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Demon Prince

In The Houses of Iszm, Earth botanist Aile Farr is unknowingly used as a pawn in
a plot to steal the most carefully guarded prize in the galaxy: a seed of an Iszm
treehouse. In Big Planet, the Tschai tetralogy, "The New Prime" and other ...

Author: Jack Rawlins

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780893702632

Category: Reference

Page: 104

View: 618


A study of the work of John Holbrook Vance (the nom-de-plume on his mystery novels), who is most famous as science fiction writer Jack Vance. The Milford Series: Popular Writers of Today, Vol. 40.

Opera Theme Plot

... to console himself by taking Manon away from him [15]; but he admits that he
has refused to engage the opera for a private performance for Manon, and Guillot
immediately leaves, gaily murmuring to himself that he will yet steal Manon [1].

Author: Rudolph Fellner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439136546

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 118


A comprehensive guide to opera for both beginners and connoisseurs. This book is a comprehensive guide to operas. Whether you are a novice or an experienced musician, Fellner’s book serves as an indispensable resource. Basic musical and dramatic materials accompany vocal scores of operas from the repertoire of great opera houses. With rich summaries, Fellner gives readers a rich overview of the world of Opera.

The Plot Against America

... to stroll down Keer Avenue to where there were one-family houses with front
and back lawns and case every driveway until I saw what I was after—a football
to steal, a real leather Wilson football, scuffed from the pavement, with worn
leather ...

Author: Philip Roth

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446400647

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 956


DISCOVER THE NOVEL BEHIND THE BRILLIANT NEW TV DRAMA ‘Though on the morning after the election disbelief prevailed, especially among the pollsters, by the next everybody seemed to understand everything...’ When celebrity aviator, Charles A. Lindbergh, wins the 1940 presidential election on the slogan of ‘America First’, fear invades every Jewish household. Not only has Lindbergh blamed the Jews for pushing America towards war with Germany, he has negotiated an 'understanding' with the Nazis promising peace between the two nations. Growing up in the ‘ghetto’ of Newark, Philip Roth recounts his childhood caught in the stranglehold of this counterfactual nightmare. As America sinks into its own dark metamorphosis and Jewish families are torn apart, fear and uncertainty spread. Who really is President Lindbergh? And to what end has he hijacked America?

Enslaved Women in America An Encyclopedia

Most often, enslaved persons were punished for stealing food, absconding,
plotting rebellions, or learning to read. ... Although laws were enacted making it
illegal for enslaved persons to steal, and biblical scriptures were read
admonishing ...

Author: Daina Ramey Berry Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313349096

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

View: 251


This singular reference provides an authoritative account of the daily lives of enslaved women in the United States, from colonial times to emancipation following the Civil War. Through essays, photos, and primary source documents, the female experience is explored, and women are depicted as central, rather than marginal, figures in history. • Dozens of photos of former enslaved women • Detailed historical timeline • Numerous rare primary documents, including runaway slave advertisements and even a plantation recipe for turtle soup • Profiles of noted female slaves and their works

Venice preserved or a plot discovered

... debts when they're contracted ; I steal from no man ; would not cut a throat To
gain admission to a great man's purse , Or a whore's bed ; I'd not betray my friend
, VOL , III . с To get his place or fortune : I scorn to A PLOT DISCOVERED . 17.



ISBN: ONB:+Z177109402



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The Third Part of No Protestant Plot

as fellows not only of a meer Iriff understanding and breed , but such as had
conversed all their days in Bogs , and whose most refined and improved
knowledg is how with handsomeness to steal Horses and Cows , might be found
defici . ent ...

Author: Robert Ferguson


ISBN: OXFORD:555098192


Page: 151

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Twentieth century Crime and Mystery Writers

Author: Gerald Siegal

Publisher: Chicago : St. James Press

ISBN: UOM:39015031788394

Category: American fiction

Page: 1294

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**** Cited in Sheehy and BCL3. The foremost reference in the field, completely revised and updated, and now covering about 600 authors, mainly English-language writers whose work appeared during or since the time of Conan Doyle. The entry for each writer consists of a biography, a bibliography, and a signed critical essay. Living authors were invited to add a comment on their work; many of them accepted, and their remarks are both entertaining and enlightening. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR