The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts

Written by celebrated writing teacher and author Martha Alderson, this book guides you through each stage of the writing process, from constructing compelling characters to establishing an unforgettable ending.

Author: Martha Alderson

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781440560811

Category: Reference

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Daily exercises guaranteed to spark your writing! The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts gives you the inspiration and motivation you need to finish every one of your writing projects. Written by celebrated writing teacher and author Martha Alderson, this book guides you through each stage of the writing process, from constructing compelling characters to establishing an unforgettable ending. Alderson also helps you get into the habit of writing creatively every day, with brand-new imaginative prompts, such as: Create an obstacle that interferes with the protagonist's goal and describe how that scene unfolds moment-by-moment. Provide sensory details of the story world and what your main character is doing at this very moment. Scan earlier scenes for examples of the protagonist's chief character flaw and develop it. He or she will need to overcome this flaw in order to achieve his or her ultimate goal. Show an issue or situation in the main character's life that needs attention and have him or her take the first step forward toward a course of action. Filled with daily affirmations, plot advice, and writing exercises, The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts will set your projects in the right direction--and on their way to the bestseller list!

Writing Deep Scenes

Inside you'll learn: • How scenes are comprised of three key layers: action, emotion, and theme. • How to recognize each layer and weave them seamlessly into a scene. • How to develop an intricate relationship between the action and ...

Author: Martha Alderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599638874

Category: Reference

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Take a Deep Dive into Plot and Scene and Improve Your Writing Whether you're planning your first novel or have already written a first draft, you need to master the concepts of plot and scene to truly realize your story's potential. Writing Deep Scenes teaches you how to write strong, layered, and engaging scenes--the secret to memorable, page-turning plots. It's filled with practical tools for building layers and nuance into your scenes, employing the right scene types at the right junctures, and developing a profound understanding of how plot and scene intertwine. Inside you'll learn: • How scenes are comprised of three key layers: action, emotion, and theme. • How to recognize each layer and weave them seamlessly into a scene. • How to develop an intricate relationship between the action and emotion in every scene. • How thematic imagery embedded in scenes increases a story's tension and contributes to the story's meaning. Using contemporary examples from a variety of genres, Writing Deep Scenes provides an effective method for plotting at the scene level. Use these techniques and enrich your fiction and memoirs with page-turning suspense and pathos, and explore new depths in every story you write.

Writing Blockbuster Plots

Writing Blockbuster Plots pulls back the curtain on story structure with step-by-step strategies and visuals that turn plotting and scene writing into a no-stress endeavor.

Author: Martha Alderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599639833

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Plotting a story filled with memorable, engaging scenes from beginning to end can feel like an insurmountable challenge. Having the right plan - and the tools to execute it - can make all the difference. Writing Blockbuster Plots pulls back the curtain on story structure with step-by-step strategies and visuals that turn plotting and scene writing into a no-stress endeavor. In this completely revised and updated edition, celebrated writing instructor and plot consultant Martha Alderson helps you navigate the intricacies of story with the help of her exclusive Plot Planner and Scene Tracker tools. Using Alderson’s effective, accessible techniques, you'll be able to: • PLOT your story from beginning to end with a focus on dramatic action, the emotional development of your characters, and thematic significance. • ENSURE that each scene contributes meaningfully to the narrative by tracking the seven essential elements of scene. • LINK scenes by cause and effect to create a tight, seamless narrative. • INJECT tension and conflict to keep readers glued to the page. • TARGET weak areas in your story and learn how to fix them. Filled with examples from both classic and contemporary novels, as well as illustrations of the Plot Planner and Scene Tracker in action, Writing Blockbuster Plots strips the confusion out of the plotting process, enabling you to write a story that deserves a standing ovation.

The Author Training Manual

His other books include The Success Principles and The Aladdin Factor. ... She
now has three books in that series, including The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing
Prompts and The Plot Whisper Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You ...

Author: Nina Amir

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599637679

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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If you want to write a book that's going to sell to both publishers and readers, you need to know how to produce a marketable work and help it become successful. It starts the moment you have an idea. That's when you begin thinking about the first elements of the business plan that will make your project the best it can be. The reality is that you don't want to spend time and energy writing a book that will never get read. The way to avoid that is to create a business plan for your book, and evaluate it (and yourself) through the same lens that an agent or acquisitions editor would. The Author Training Manual will show you how to get more creative and start looking at your work with those high standards in mind. Whether you're writing fiction or non-fiction, or intend to publish traditionally or self-publish, author Nina Amir will teach you how to conduct an effective competitive analysis for your work and do a better job at delivering the goods to readers than similar books that are already on the shelf. Packed with step-by-step instructions, idea evaluations, sample business plans, editor and agent commentaries, and much more, The Author Training Manual provides the information you need to transform from aspiring writer to career author.

The Plot Whisperer

At this point in the story, she had to decide what she was truly writing about. In
each of her ideas of how to conclude the story, the character acted in ways that
were clichéd and brought absolutely nothing new to the story. She wanted this
book ...

Author: Martha Alderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440528477

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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When it comes to writing bestsellers, it's all about the plot. Trouble is, plot is where most writers fall down--but you don't have to be one of them. With this book, you'll learn how to create stories that build suspense, reveal character, and engage readers--one scene at a time. Celebrated writing teacher and author Martha Alderson has devised a plotting system that's as innovative as it is easy to implement. With her foolproof blueprint, you'll learn to devise a successful storyline for any genre. She shows how to: Use the power of the Universal Story Create plot lines and subplots that work together Effectively use a scene tracker for maximum impact Insert energetic markers at the right points in your story Show character transformation at the book's climax This is the ultimate guide for you to write page-turners that sell!

Writing the Heart of Your Story

In this guide, you will learn about: the most important key elements that must be in the very first scene of your novel ; how to tap into the heart of your story, characters, setting, plot, and themes by employing specific writing exercises ...

Author: C.S. Lakin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0991389441

Category: Authorship

Page: 214

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Learn the secret of how to write the heart of your story! This writing skills book, full of fiction writing technique, is like no other. Some novelists write with the goal of becoming a best seller, hoping for wealth and fame. Some just want to write novels that earn them a steady income so they can feed their families and pay their bills. Some write to express their creativity and don't care if anyone ever reads their books. Then there are the other writers. They want to write an unforgettable novel-the kind of book that gets called a classic, that endures the ravages of time, that stays long in readers' hearts and changes their lives. These writers want to know the secret of how to reach the heart of their readers. If you are one of those writers, Writing the Heart of Your Story is the book you've been waiting for. Inside, you'll learn: what the most important key elements are that must be in the very first scene of your novel-and some in the first paragraph. how to tap into the heart of your story, characters, setting, plot, and themes by employing specific writing exercises. ways to brainstorm ideas for plot, themes, motifs, setting, and rich characters through asking a series of questions that will take you deeper below the surface of your story. what the most important question is that must be asked in the opening scene in order to write an unforgettable novel. what three things each character must be asked for them to become truly believable and compelling. the secrets to structuring powerful scenes by focusing on the "high moment." Don't just write a good novel. Write a great one-by mining the heart of your story! Here's what the best writing instructors and bloggers have to say about this essential writing craft book: "A fresh and motivating take on conventional wisdom, but with unconventional heart. This is highly accessible teaching that transcends 'how to' and goes deep into 'why to' in a way that will force you to choose between reading it again and jumping on your own project. Bravo." -Larry Brooks, best-selling author of Story Engineering and Story Physics "As authors, our job is to make people feel, and to do this we need to connect with our own deepest selves in the hope that we can meet the reader where they are. This book will teach you how to delve into your own heart in order to impact those who read your words." -Joanna Penn, author of From Idea to Book "A veritable compendium of sound writing advice and technique. Written in a style that is both accessible and fun, Lakin's book will be a welcome companion on your writing journey." -James Scott Bell, best-selling author of Conflict and Suspense and Plot and Structure "I read dozens of writing craft books every year. All too many of them are ho-hum, been-there-done-that. This one is absotively posolutely not. Lakin offers a refreshingly structured-and yet freeing-approach to not just creating a solidly entertaining story but to crafting a tale of emotional resonance and resilience. Her useful writing exercises and spot-on story sense offer epiphany after epiphany. This is one I will read and reread." -K. M. Weiland, author of Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel "C. S. Lakin once again shares her generous heart and knowledge and experience with writers in this inspiring and inspired Writing the Heart of Your Story. Ready to take your writing to the next level? Lakin offers practical exercises to help you bring heart to your own stories." -Martha Alderson, author of The Plot Whisperer series of writing books

Author Academy Writer s Block Journal

We all suffer from writer's block at some point in our writing journey.

Author: Sue Kennedy

Publisher:

ISBN: 0648446913

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We all suffer from writer's block at some point in our writing journey. It's a common problem we all face as writer's. The reason I created this journal was to help my aspirig authors that I coach one to one and in my fortnightly writing circles.This journal is a 90 day writing journey that is a gentle guidance through image, symbols and writing...what you will find is:¿ 30 days of Visual Writing Prompts¿ 30 days of Question/Sentence Starter Writing Prompts¿ 30 days of Symbolic Writing Prompts

The Writer s Lab

The Writer's Lab provides writers, journalers, and creatives (anyone with a desire to write, really) with a medium for playing around with prose, poetry, etc.

Author: Sexton Burke

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1599637057

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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The Writer's Lab provides writers, journalers, and creatives (anyone with a desire to write, really) with a medium for playing around with prose, poetry, etc. There are no rules here - only creative prompts and plenty of room for writing, sketching, diagramming, and planning stories, essays, and more. The "Lab" is loaded with fun exercises that foster creativity and a love of writing, along with space to experiment with your craft and improve it. Want to plot a murder? You can do that here. Create the cast of characters for your next novel? There's room for that. Feel like designing your own planet? Try page 144. In the Lab, you can play, experiment, and explore the nuances of fiction without having to create anything more challenging than a page or two of content. It can be picked up or put down on impulse, available to inspire creative thinking and offer pure joy on demand.

Talking Book Topics

... 40 minutes by Cesar Millan read by Mark Ashby The National Geographic
channel's " dog whisperer ” offers advice on ... Too Big to Fail : The Inside Story of
How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System from
Crisis ...

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ISBN: WISC:89121897631

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Indian Review of Books

It ' s a story that bears telling again and asked if the driver knew the way to the
again in its ever evolving variations . ... has been the purchase , for three mil - lion
dollars , of the film rights to The Horse Whisperer , the first novel of British author
Nicholas Evans . ... agencies , which usually put together a concept , a writers , a
set of stars , a director and producers before even pitching story ideas to a studio
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Make It Last

But instead, I was excited to write these books because you were excited. For an
author, there's ... You mentioned it, and the ideas started flowing, and here it is. I
hope you love him. ... Natalie, you are my plot whisperer. Neverleave me!

Author: Megan Erickson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062353535

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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After graduating from Bowler University, the last place Cam Ruiz ever expected to find himself is his hometown. A bad job as a bouncer and worry over his mom's health make living in Paradise anything but. There's only one thing that can make his return any harder—running into the only girl he's ever loved. Tate Ellison made a mistake when she was eighteen, one that cost her the best thing she's ever had. She always hoped the pain of losing Cam would fade over time. Too bad it's only grown. She took comfort in the fact that she'd never have to face him again, so his presence in Paradise throws her for a loop. The pull between them is instant, and when the truth of what happened years ago tumbles out, they share a mind-blowing kiss … which leads to more. But the past has a way of repeating itself. When all the cards are on the table, Cam and Tate must decide what they are willing to do to make it last.

Talking Book Topics

51 Other Stories, Homblower's Temptation and The Last Encounter RC 41649 by
C.S. Forester The Horse Whisperer RC ... 41442 67 by Melissa Madenski In the
Fast Lane: A True Story of 16 Murder in Miami RC 41446 by Carol Soret Cope In
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Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754081673232

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The Writer

About Phyllis A . Whitney . . . hardly get the ideas down on paper quickly enough ,
even though at this point I am not writing the novel , only letting it flesh ... you will
find rich sources of conflict between your characters , and that conflict or trouble
will build your plot and hold the ... The Stone Bull , Spindrift , The Golden Unicorn
, Snowfire , and Listen for the Whisperer — total over twenty - two million copies .

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ISBN: UOM:39015067425143

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The English Catalogue of Books

1881 - 8 Hall ( A . C . ) Miss Leighton ' s Perplexities : a Love Story , 12mo , 58 . ...
1881 ( E . H . ) Elementary Ideas , Definitions , and Laws in Dynamics , 8vo , 18
6d . . . Cambridge , U . S . 1887 ... 1881 Whisperer , 18 ( Juvenile New Series ) .

Author: Sampson Low

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026045760

Category: English literature

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The English catalogue of books

giving in one alphabet, under author, subject and title the size, price, date of
publication and publisher of books iss. in the United Kingdom ........ n , d . 1854
1854 1852 1849 Hall ( Mr. & Mrs.S.C . ) Forlorn IIope , a Story of Old Chelsea ,
4to , 58 .

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10602382

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The English Catalogue of Books annual

Hall ( Mr . & Mrs . S . C . ) Forlorn Hope , a Story of Old Chelsea , 4to , 58 . ...
Whisperer , 18mo , 18 ( Library for the Young ) . ... 1847 - - ( S . W . )
Impersonation as Applied to Abstract Ideas , 1s 6d , ' 61 ; post 8vo , 48 6d Trubner
. . . . . . . . . 1862 ...

Author: Sampson Low

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH53PD

Category: English literature

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Vols. for 1898-1968 include a directory of publishers.

The English Catalogue of Books v 1 1835 1863

Hall ( Mr . dMrs . S . C . ) Forlorn Hope , a Story of Old Chelsea , 4to , 58 . ... 1851
- Whisperer , 18mo , 1s ( Library for the Young ) . . . . . . Chambers . ... ( S . W . )
Impersonation as Applied to Abstract Ideas , 1s 6d , ' 61 ; post 8vo , 48 6d Trubner
.

Author: Sampson Low

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555092611

Category: English literature

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Writing True Stories

Writing True Stories is the essential book for anyone who has ever wanted to write a memoir or explore the wider territory of creative nonfiction.

Author: Patti Miller

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760638719

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Writing True Stories is the essential book for anyone who has ever wanted to write a memoir or explore the wider territory of creative nonfiction. It provides practical guidance and inspiration on a vast array of writing topics, including how to access memories, find a narrative voice, build a vivid world on the page, create structure, use research-and face the difficulties of truth-telling. This book introduces and develops key writing skills, and then challenges more experienced writers to extend their knowledge and practice of the genre into literary nonfiction, true crime, biography, the personal essay, and travel and sojourn writing. Whether you want to write your own autobiography, investigate a wide-ranging political issue or bring to life an intriguing history, this book will be your guide. Writing True Stories is practical and easy to use as well as an encouraging and insightful companion on the writing journey. Written in a warm, clear and engaging style, it will get you started on the story you want to write-and keep you going until you reach the end. 'A rich, practical and accessible source of wisdom ... the complete tool kit.' Caroline Baum 'Patti is the writing whisperer! She taught me how to stop daydreaming and to get writing. I couldn't have written my memoir without her!' Jessica Rowe

Extrapolation

... s notebooks as early as 1919 , for in that year he writes in his own
commonplace book — a compendium of impressions and story ideas very similar
in overall tone and flavor to many of the most somber Hawthorne notes — this
entry : “ Hawthorne — unwritten plot . ... The fabulous tome lurks tenebrously in
the mythos stories and is a key to their understanding , as in “ The Whisperer in
Darkness , " for ...

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ISBN: UVA:X002173752

Category: Science fiction

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