Writing Blockbuster Plots

Writing Blockbuster Plots
Author: Martha Alderson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 1599639831
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Blockbuster Plots Book Excerpt:

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.

Blockbuster Plots Pure and Simple

Blockbuster Plots Pure and Simple
Author: Martha Alderson
Publsiher: Illusion Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781877809194
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blockbuster Plots Pure and Simple Book Excerpt:

By effectively demonstrating the relationship between plot and scene and explaining the art of story design, Blockbuster Plots offers writers proven techniques for creating more focused and balanced plotlines.

Writing Deep Scenes

Writing Deep Scenes
Author: Martha Alderson,Jordan Rosenfeld
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-09-04
ISBN: 1599638878
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Deep Scenes Book Excerpt:

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.

The Plot Whisperer Workbook

The Plot Whisperer Workbook
Author: Martha Alderson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-08-18
ISBN: 1440542740
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Plot Whisperer Workbook Book Excerpt:

As every writer knows, plotting is the most essential part of any story. And for that reason, it's the part that's the most difficult and that causes the most headaches. Now Martha Alderson, well-known writing consultant, has created a series of exercises to give the plotting part of your brain full rein. From the beginning of the story to the climax to the conclusion, she trains would-be writers to craft a tale that is both compelling and that expresses the writer's own inner journey to find catharsis through writing.

The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts

The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts
Author: Martha Alderson
Publsiher: Adams Media
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-01-18
ISBN: 1440560811
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts Book Excerpt:

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!

How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition

How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition
Author: Nina Amir
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-05-28
ISBN: 1599638924
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition Book Excerpt:

Transform Your Blog into a Book! The world of blogging changes rapidly, but it remains one of the most efficient ways to share your work with an eager audience. In fact, you can purposefully hone your blog content into a uniquely positioned book--one that agents and publishers will want to acquire or that you can self-publish successfully. How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition is a completely updated guide to writing and publishing a saleable book based on a blog. Expert author and blogger Nina Amir guides you through the process of developing targeted blog content that increases your chances of attracting a publisher and maximizing your visibility and authority as an author. In this revised edition you'll find: • The latest information on how to set up, maintain, and optimize a blog • Steps for writing a book easily using blog posts • Advice for crafting effective, compelling blog posts • Tips on gaining visibility and promoting your work both online and off • Current tools for driving traffic to your blog • Strategies for monetizing your existing blog content as a book or other products • Profiles of bloggers who received blog-to-book deals and four new "blogged-book" success stories Whether you're a seasoned blogger or have never blogged before, How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition offers a fun, effective way to write, publish, and promote your book, one post at a time.

2009 Novel Short Story Writer s Market Listings

2009 Novel   Short Story Writer s Market   Listings
Author: Editors Of Writers Digest Books
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2008-07-01
ISBN: 1582976635
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2009 Novel Short Story Writer s Market Listings Book Excerpt:

For 28 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has been the only resource of its kind exclusively for fiction writers. Covering all genres from romance to mystery to horror and more, this resource helps you prepare your submissions and sell your work. This must-have guide includes listings for over 1,300 book publishers, magazines, literary agents, writing contests and conferences, each containing current contact information, editorial needs, schedules and guidelines that save you time and take the guesswork out of the submission process. With more than 100 pages of listings for literary journals alone and another 100 pages of book publishers, plus special sections dedicated to the genres of romance, mystery/thriller, speculative fiction, and comics/graphic novels, the 2009 edition of this essential resource is your key to successfully selling your fiction.

2009 Novel Short Story Writer s Market Articles

2009 Novel   Short Story Writer s Market   Articles
Author: Editors Of Writers Digest Books
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2008-07-01
ISBN: 1582976643
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2009 Novel Short Story Writer s Market Articles Book Excerpt:

For 28 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has been the only resource of its kind exclusively for fiction writers. Covering all genres from romance to mystery to horror and more, this resource helps you prepare your submissions and sell your work. This must-have guide includes listings for over 1,300 book publishers, magazines, literary agents, writing contests and conferences, each containing current contact information, editorial needs, schedules and guidelines that save you time and take the guesswork out of the submission process. With more than 100 pages of listings for literary journals alone and another 100 pages of book publishers, plus special sections dedicated to the genres of romance, mystery/thriller, speculative fiction, and comics/graphic novels, the 2009 edition of this essential resource is your key to successfully selling your fiction.

From Page to Stage

From Page to Stage
Author: Betsy Graziani Fasbinder
Publsiher: She Writes Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN: 163152464X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Page to Stage Book Excerpt:

In this accessible, straightforward book, seasoned author Betsy Graziani Fasbinder offers readers the why, what, and how of public speaking, along with exercises and resources to support ongoing learning. She provides inspiration and encouragement to help writers to overcome their fears of public speaking, but she doesn’t stop there; she also lays out the practical, nuts-and-bolts tools they need to select, deselect, and arrange the content of what to say when they’re on a podium, in an interview, or in casual conversations about their writing, and includes a model for handling challenging questions from interviewers and audience members with confidence and grace. Part practical how-to—full of usable tools and tips—and part author cheerleader and champion, From Page to Stage is the ultimate resource for writers who wish bring their storytelling skills to their speaking opportunities.

Write Great Fiction Plot Structure

Write Great Fiction   Plot   Structure
Author: James Scott Bell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-09-22
ISBN: 1582976848
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Write Great Fiction Plot Structure Book Excerpt:

Craft an Engaging Plot How does plot influence story structure? What's the difference between plotting for commercial and literary fiction? How do you revise a plot or structure that's gone off course? With Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure, you'll discover the answers to these questions and more. Award-winning author James Scott Bell offers clear, concise information that will help you create a believable and memorable plot, including: • Techniques for crafting strong beginnings, middles, and ends • Easy-to-understand plotting diagrams and charts • Brainstorming techniques for original plot ideas • Thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter • Story structure models and methods for all genres • Tips and tools for correcting common plot problems Filled with plot examples from popular novels, comprehensive checklists, and practical hands-on guidance, Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure gives you the skills you need to approach plot and structure like an experienced pro.

How to Blog a Book

How to Blog a Book
Author: Nina Amir
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2012-04-23
ISBN: 1599635429
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Blog a Book Book Excerpt:

How to Blog a Book teaches you how to create a blog book with a well-honed and uniquely angled subject and targeted posts—and how to build the audience necessary to convince agents and publishers to make your blog into a book. Inside you'll find: • Basic information on how to set up your blog and the essential plug-ins and other options necessary to get the most out of each post • Steps for writing a book easily from scratch using blog posts • Advice on how to write blog posts • Tips on gaining visibility and promoting your work both online and off • Tools for driving traffic to your blog • Information on how to monetize an existing blog into a book or other types of products • Profiles with authors who received blog-to-book deals Author Nina Amir explains how writing a book in cyberspace allows you to get your book written easily, while promoting it and building an author's platform. It's a fun, effective way to start writing, publishing, and promoting a book, one post at a time.

The Writing Critique Group Survival Guide

The Writing   Critique Group Survival Guide
Author: Becky Levine
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-12-18
ISBN: 1599631679
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writing Critique Group Survival Guide Book Excerpt:

Trying to Finish Your Book? There's Strength in Numbers Whether you're trying to revise your novel or polish up an article to pitch to magazines, it pays to have a few sets of eyes look over your work. But, how can you be sure you're getting an unbiased and objective opinion? A writing critique group may be the answer you're looking for, and this book arms you with everything you need to find a group that suits your specific writing needs. Whether you're looking to join an existing group or start one of your own, you'll learn how to: • Find compatible critique partners • Develop your "editor's eye" and analyze writing like a professional • Construct organized and well thought-out critiques • Give and receive constructive feedback • Run efficient critique meetings and maintain a good group dynamic • Apply the feedback you receive to your own writing and make revisions Complete with worksheets, sample critiques and examples, The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide gives you tools to hone your editing skills and deepen your understanding of how to revise your own work as well as someone else's. With the help of this guide your writing critique group can be a helpful resource for you and your writing partners for years to come.

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2019

Novel   Short Story Writer s Market 2019
Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN: 1440354537
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2019 Book Excerpt:

THE BEST RESOURCE FOR GETTING YOUR FICTION PUBLISHED Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2019 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. The 38th edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also offers valuable advice to elevate your fiction: • Break down the anatomy of a great short story. • Learn how to create an antagonistic setting and incorporate conflict into your fiction. • Discover the important elements of complexity and how to use those elements to develop your story. • Gain insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including George Saunders, Kristin Hannah, Roxane Gay, and more.

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2020

Novel   Short Story Writer s Market 2020
Author: Amy Jones
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN: 0593191048
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2020 Book Excerpt:

The best resource for getting your fiction published! Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2020 is the go-to resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. The 39th edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. This edition of Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also offers • Interviews with bestselling authors N.K. Jemisin, Min Jin Lee, James Patterson, and Curtis Sittenfeld. • A detailed look at how to choose the best title for your fiction writing. • Articles on creating antagonistic characters and settings. • Advice on working with your editor, keeping track of your submissions, and diversity in fiction.

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2017

Novel   Short Story Writer s Market 2017
Author: Rachel Randall
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2016-09-14
ISBN: 1440347891
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2017 Book Excerpt:

The best resource for getting your fiction published! Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2017 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also includes valuable advice to elevate your fiction: • Discover creative ways to conquer writer's block. • Wield exposition and summary effectively in your story. • Amplify your author brand with 8 simple ingredients. • Gain insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including Garth Stein, Patrick Rothfuss, and more. You also receive a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com's searchable online database of fiction publishers, as well as a free digital download of Writer's Yearbook, featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-16. Includes exclusive access to the webinar "Create Edge-of-Your-Seat Suspense" by Jane K. Cleland.

2011 Novel And Short Story Writer s Market

2011 Novel And Short Story Writer s Market
Author: Alice Pope
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2010-07-22
ISBN: 1599634287
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2011 Novel And Short Story Writer s Market Book Excerpt:

Now includes a subscription to NSSWM online (the fiction section of writersmarket.com). For 28 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has been the only resource of its kind exclusively for fiction writers. Anyone who is writing novels and/or storiesâ€"whether romance or literary, horror or graphic novelâ€"needs this resource to help them prepare their submissions and sell their work. You'll have access to listings for over 1,100 book publishers, magazines, literary agents, writing contests and conferences, each containing current contact information, editorial needs, schedules and guidelines that save writers time and take the guesswork out of the submission process. NSSWM includes more than 100 pages of listings for literary journals alone and another 100 pages of book publishers (easily four times as many markets for fiction writers as Writer's Market offers). It also features over a 100 pages of original content: interviews with working editors and writers, how-tos on the craft of fiction, and articles on the business of getting published.

2015 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

2015 Novel   Short Story Writer s Market
Author: Rachel Randall
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 569
Release: 2014-08-11
ISBN: 1599638614
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2015 Novel Short Story Writer s Market Book Excerpt:

The Best Resource for Getting Your Fiction Published! The 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the only resource you'll need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other important tips. New to this year's edition: Gain access to the exclusive webinar "Blockbuster Fiction: Exploring Emotional High Points in Popular Films" from best-selling author Cheryl St. John. This 45-minute webinar explores the ten most popular films of 2013--including Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and more--to show you how to create intense, emotional, engrossing moments in your fiction. When you make your readers care about your characters and your story, you'll evoke excitement, indignation, fear, anxiety, tears, and laughter--and keep them hooked from start to finish. You'll also find articles and interviews on all aspects of the writing life, from in-depth lessons on craft and technique to helpful advice on getting published and marketing your work. The 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers everything a fiction writer needs to achieve publishing success, including articles and essays like these: • J.T. Ellison, New York Times best-selling author, reveals how to capture â€" and keep â€" reader interest. • Ransom Riggs, mega-popular YA novelist, shares advice on writing out-of-the-ordinary fiction. • Chuck Wendig, hybrid author extraordinaire, talks about the pros and cons of traditional and self-publishing. You'll also receive: • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets "If you're looking for the best resource for connecting with publishers who are hungry for your fiction, you've found it. Ten novels ago I got my start as an author using Writer's Market guides." -Steven James, writing instructor and best-selling author of The King and Story Trumps Structure "If you can't go to every literary cocktail party in New York, get this book. It's an instant network." -Elizabeth Sims, best-selling author of You've Got a Book in You

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2018

Novel   Short Story Writer s Market 2018
Author: Rachel Randall
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-09-14
ISBN: 1440352798
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2018 Book Excerpt:

The best resource for getting your fiction published! Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2018 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. This edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more, and each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. Inside Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, you'll find valuable tips for: • How to take your readers on a roller-coaster ride by mastering the art of the unexpected • Weaving foreshadowing and echoing into your story • Discovering the DNA--dialogue, narrative, and action--dwelling inside all memorable characters • Gaining insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including Steve Berry, Liane Moriarty, Junot Diaz, and more You will also receive a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com's searchable online database of fiction publishers (comes with print version only). Includes exclusive access to the webinar "Say What? Create Dialogue to Hook Readers and Make Your Story Pop" by best-selling author Jennifer Probst.

2012 Guide to Writer s Conferences

2012 Guide to Writer s Conferences
Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2012-12-09
ISBN: 1599636042
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2012 Guide to Writer s Conferences Book Excerpt:

Want to know what writer's conferences and workshops are happening where? Want to know how to register and make the most of your time there? The 2012 Guide to Writer's Conference provides details on more than 100 conferences and workshops throughout the United States. You'll find information on how much they cost, who to contact, how to register, what you'll learn, and what to expect!

Tick Tock Plot

Tick Tock Plot
Author: Jacqueline Garlick
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2017-01-03
ISBN: 9781542352857
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tick Tock Plot Book Excerpt:

Looking to improve your plotting skills? What if I told you I could help you learn to plot in the fraction of the time it takes you now? What if I told you I could also help you learn how to plot-not just any novel- a blockbuster novel? What if I could do all this AND help you learn to write it in less than a month? Invest in this little piece of publishing how-to real estate and I'll help you do just that. Learn the Tick-Tock Plot story development technique (which helped me create an award-winning debut) and I guarantee it will change your writing life. Highly-effective and proven-successful, Tick-Tock Plot is easy-to-grasp, and will have you plotting blockbuster-worthy material in no time. Learn what goes into creating well-balanced, unputdownable, page-turning plots. Create stronger, more effective, storylines with confidence. Produce fully-developed plots with greater ease, while learning to plot faster. Use the Tick-Tock Plot technique and avoid endless rounds of revision. Tick-Tock Plot is an invaluable plotting tool designed to be used over and over, no matter the genre, no matter the project. Its straight-forward formula is simple to use, highly effective, and also a lot of fun! Check it out. You know you want to.