About Martha

Paralell Lives A NovelWhen I’m not at the beach, I write women’s fiction, and nonfiction about the Universal Story, plot, and personal transformation. 

plot whisperer resourcesI first introduced the Universal Story in my bestselling The Plot Whisperer to help novelists, memoirists, and screenwriters embrace the structural, linear and organized side of writing a story. Before long, I widened my support to include writers limited by self-doubt, ensnarled in emotional traps, and lacking imagination. Now, my work has evolved into plotting a course of action for creatives and makers of all sorts, and I serve as a spiritual guide to transform the lives of anyone who has forgotten how to follow your own heart.

I’m known as the Plot Whisperer for the creativity, plot and life tips I “whisper” across all social media platforms.

I often muse on the Plot Whisperer blog, where I explore creativity, character and personal transformation to pin down universal elements in stories and in life. 

Writing a story is like riding a wave.
You’re best served having
a respect for the sea
an understanding of the waves,
physical strength,
and the emotional will to 
throw yourself into the great unknown and 
surrender to the universal pull…

Live Your Best Creative Life

To live your best creative life, you benefit from:

  • A belief in yourself 
  • A reliance on your own innate intuition 
  • A wide open imagination

“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” Jacques Yves Cousteau
“We forget that the story cycle and the life cycle are all part of the Universal Story.” Martha Alderson

Create a Plot PlannerEnliven Creativity

Learn to enliven your creativity. More easily tap into inspiration. Better envision imaginative solutions. As your creativity blossoms, the quality of your life improves. 

When I’m not writing or
helping people live their best lives,
you’re apt to find me in the water
or walking on the beach in 
search of sea-glass. 

More about Martha

An author of historical and literary fiction and non-fiction books for writers and artists, Martha Alderson was born in San Francisco as a 5th generation Californian. She now lives and writes in Santa Cruz.