Blockbuster Plots: Pure & Simple

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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.

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An exciting new approach to understanding plot from writing expert, Martha Alderson, M.A., the unique Scene Tracker and Plot Planner system is guaranteed to help writers master this elusive craft. About the Book For most writers, the most difficult part of the writing process is the inability to see the forest for the trees. Blockbuster Plots dedicates itself to the structure of plot and has already helped hundreds of novelists, memoirists, and creative non-fiction writers master this elusive craft. Written by an educational expert and award-winning novelist, Blockbuster Plots offers writers a firm understanding of scene, and presents techniques that will help them develop a winning storyline. Introducing two innovative tools—the Scene Tracker and Plot Planner—the author shows writers how to create a visual representation of the layers of their story and consequently see what’s missing, and anticipate their characters’ every move, so that the dramatic action doesn’t peter off into the seductive wiles of detail. 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.

Features Unique in the marketplace: no other fiction writing guide offers tools like the Scene Tracker and Plot Planner.

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Plot is a series of scenes arranged by cause and effect to create dramatic action filled with tension, conflict and suspense to further the character emotional development and create thematic significance.

Are you confused about plot? You are not alone. It took me years to pin down plot. I longed for something more concrete, not a formula per se, but specific guidelines to help bring depth to my story lines. I searched for anything I could find that directly addressed the issue of plot development. Unable to find much, I berated myself for not grasping what everyone else seemed to understand. But the muse continued to haunt me. Over time, I came to realize that everyone else was struggling with plot; they just were not talking about it.

Through years of perseverance and determination, I pinned down the elusive concept of plot to the point where I could actually "see" it. Wanting to save others the frustration I had experienced and using what I know about how people learn, I started teaching plot to writers. BLOCKBUSTER PLOTS Pure & Simple (BBP) came out of that passion.

The techniques I offer in BBP have helped hundreds of writers create dramatic action plots and heighten tension and suspense in scenes as well as in the overall project. In workshops and private plot consultations, I have witnessed what happens when writers delve more deeply into the dynamics of cause and effect. If you explore how well-constructed characters in conflict act as the driving force behind an exceptional story, you will be better able to create your own exceptional stories. Explore the themes of your own life, and your projects will have lasting meaning.

My intention in writing BBP is to help you understand plot quickly and effortlessly. Writing is challenging enough. I am passionate about eliminating for writers the frustration of something as basic as plot.

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