Books and eBooks


Books and eBooks

Following are plot books and ebooks for writers ready to improve their craft of plotting and writing in scene, and books with emotional support for everyone ready to embrace more creativity and passion in your life. Learn how today! 

BOOKS

 

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Writing Blockbuster Plots
A Step by Step Guide to Mastering Plot, Structure, and Scene

For most writers, the most difficult part of the writing process is the inability to see the forest for the trees. Writing 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. 

Two innovative tools—the Scene Tracker and Plot Planner—help you create a visual representation of the layers of your story and consequently see what’s missing, and anticipate your 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, Writing Blockbuster Plots offers writers proven techniques for creating more focused and balanced plotlines.

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Writing Deep Scenes
Plotting Your Story Through Actions, Emotion, & Theme

Writing Deep Scenes teaches you how to write strong, layered, and engaging scenes—the key 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 in the story, and developing a profound understanding of how plot and scene intertwine.

Using contemporary scene examples from a variety of genres, Writing Deep Scenes provides an integrated understanding of how to plot at the scene level and take your writing to new depths.
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The Plot Whisperer
Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master

The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master is the first book in the Plot Whisperer series of plot reference books for writers. The Plot Whisperer book helps novelists, memoirists and screenwriters develop multiple scenes and plots and create the structure for their stories, explains plot concepts and what it takes to write a story from beginning to end.

This book also teaches the Universal Story: where to spot it and how to use it to create a better life.
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The Plot Whisperer Workbook
Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories

The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories is the second book in the Plot Whisperer series and companion workbook for The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master. Turn lackluster plots into irresistible stories! This writing workbook covers everything from constructing spirited action and compelling characters to establishing an unforgettable ending. Develop a successful narrative though a series of exercises.

Filled with essential advice and writing exercises, The Plot Whisperer Workbook will quickly become your go-to guide for crafting a tale worthy of the bestseller list!
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The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts
Easy Exercises to Get You Writing

The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts gives you the inspiration and motivation you need to finish every one of your writing projects. This 3rd book in the Plot Whisperer series takes all the concepts you’ve learned in the Plot Whisperer book and the plot you created in the Plot Whisperer Workbook and guides you through each stage of the actual writing process, from constructing compelling characters to establishing an unforgettable ending and helps you get into the habit of writing creatively every day.

Follow the prompts in The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts and write a novel, memoir, screenplay with a plot from page one all the way to the end.
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eBooks

 
Writing Blockbuster Plots

Writing Blockbuster Plots
A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Plot, Structure and Scenes
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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. 

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Writing Deep Scenes
Plotting Your Story Through Actions, Emotion, & Theme
ebook

Writing Deep Scenes teaches you how to write strong, layered, and engaging scenes—the key 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 in the story, and developing a profound understanding of how plot and scene intertwine.

Using contemporary scene examples from a variety of genres, Writing Deep Scenes provides an integrated understanding of how to plot at the scene level and take your writing to new depths.
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The Plot Whisperer
Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master
ebook

The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master is the first book in the Plot Whisperer series of plot reference books for writers. The Plot Whisperer book helps novelists, memoirists and screenwriters develop multiple scenes and plots and create the structure for their stories, explains plot concepts and what it takes to write a story from beginning to end. This book also teaches the Universal Story: where to spot it and how to use it to create a better life.
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The Plot Whisperer Book of Plot Writing Prompts
Easy Exercises to Get You Writing
ebook

The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts gives you the inspiration and motivation you need to finish every one of your writing projects. This 3rd book in the Plot Whisperer series takes all the concepts you’ve learned in the Plot Whisperer book and the plot you created in the Plot Whisperer Workbook and guides you through each stage of the actual writing process, from constructing compelling characters to establishing an unforgettable ending and helps you get into the habit of writing creatively every day.

Follow the prompts in The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts and write a novel, memoir, screenplay with a plot from page one all the way to the end.
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Blockbuster Plots Pure & Simple
Take the Panic Out of Plot
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Plot for Beginners. Discover how to create sizzling scenes and a multi-layered plot for your screenplay, novel, memoir, children’s or young adult story. This plot reference book takes you step-by-step through the building of both a:

  • Scene Tracker to track all your scenes for the 7 essential elements of scene 
  • Plot Planner to plan your plot
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Romance Writers Plot
eBook

The Romance Writers Plot eBook shows romance writers how to produce superior plots. Using scenes from Christine Dodd’s Candle in the Window and Kathryn Dennis’ Dark Rider, the Plot Planner and Scene Tracker plot tools are demonstrated for writers.

The Romance Writers eBook offers concrete tips for creating a compelling romance, complex characters, dramatic action and thematic details and depth.
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Plot Revision Ebook

Before the Next Draft
26 Plot Steps to Revision Plot
eBook

Before the Next Draft eBook is designed for novelists, screenwriters, and memoirists who wish to re-vision a draft of their story with an eye on plot and structure and offers concrete tips for revisioning your story by creating complex characters, compelling dramatic action and rich thematic details and depth.

Follow step-by-step the 31 plot steps to a produce superior plot.
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Scene Tracker Template & Plot Tutorial for the 7 Essential Elements of Scene

The Scene Tracker Template is designed for novelists, screenwriters, and memoirists who wish to track the plot layers of every scene with an eye on the 7 essential elements of scene, creating complex characters and compelling dramatic action and rich thematic details and depth.

Scenes carry the weight of your plot. Check your scenes for the 7 essential elements of plot. The Scene Tracker helps you track your scenes as outlined in the upcoming Writing Blockbuster Plots: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Plot, Structure, and Scene (Writers Digest 3/16) and in the original Blockbuster Plots: Pure & Simple.
Included on the CD is a brief explanation of how to use the Scene Tracker template. You’ll be tracking your scenes within minutes. A sample Scene Tracker using Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden has been filled out for you, Post-it notes and all.

This CD requires the free Adobe reader to print out scenes. If you wish to save the work you will need Adobe Professional.     $3.00