Brenda Hill Plot Your Way to Publication

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Plot Your Way to Publication

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Plot Your Way to Publication A step-by-step method for building a successful storyline. A compact writing course, this workbook guides you from basic story idea to a solid storyline. Designed for the busy lifestyle, it's simple enough to read in one sitting, yet powerful enough to demonstrate the mysteries of story structure. Contrary to myth, a good skeleton does not inhibit a writer's imagination; instead, an accepted structure provides the exciting changes that lead to story satisfaction. Which is what your reader expects. Today's readers are more sophisticated than ever before, and they instinctively know and expect certain things to happen in your story. If these incidents do not occur, the reader is often left dissatisfied and disappointed. Draggy, they may think. Dull. They may have purchased your first novel, but may hesitate to buy your next one. Don't let that happen! After many requests, Brenda Hill has condensed years of teaching fiction into simple one-page chart templates. Not only does she explain structure, she gives examples of critical scenes and turning points and shows you exactly where they should be placed for the best dramatic effect. She even lists the scenes she used in her novels, Ten Times Guilty and Beyond the Quiet, on the included plotting charts as clear illustration of the techniques and methods. Extra pages of blank charts are included as bonus, charts you can copy and use again and again.

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An avid reader since her grandfather told stories about magical castles in his native France, Brenda Hill feels books are a joy. No matter her circumstances, she can open a book and find love, laughter, and a light to guide her way. Because of the crises she's faced in her own life, Brenda focuses her stories on women and the crises in their lives. She highlights a problem and offers possible solutions while celebrating the inner strength women sometimes forget they possess. Her #3-ranked Amazon short story, Am I Wife or Daughter is based on her own struggle with her mother's care. Her first novel, Ten Times Guilty, garnered a four-star review from Romantic Times Book Review magazine and her short story, featured in True Story Magazine, was rated a 'Twelve-tissue Tearjerker.'  She lives in Southern California and rounds out her time conducting novel writing classes and writing feature articles and restaurant reviews for her local newspaper.

Review:

Trying to write a book...have you thought of every fine point? Brenda Hill has. As an editor, instructor, and author herself, Brenda has compiled a comprehensive and easy to follow method when plotting your next book. I had prepared myself for a hard, technical book on writing, but was pleasantly surprised to find the tone so entertaining. As a nonfiction and fiction author, Brenda brings this book down to our level and gets to the heart of what is important. The explanation of essentials and follow up with examples is exactly what every writer needs. --Lighthouse Literary Reviews

I have recently downloaded Plot Your Way to Publication by Brenda Hill and was amazed at how much help I gained with this. The techniques of writing a novel are shown with a clearly written way to begin, proceed, and end. Helpful hints and charts are all included. For anyone wanting to improve or even spruce up on what they are doing, this is a must. I thought I was finished with my third book until I realized from this course I have a long way to go. I highly recommend this to all writers. --Anne Lebrecht, Memories of a Forgotten Past

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Brenda's charts and examples show theory at a glance. --Dr. Camille A. Smith, Take Back Your Power

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