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The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing
The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing
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  • Paperback
  • Jan.18.2013
  • 9781440560811

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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...
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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!

 

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These are fine prompts that inspire a free flow of ideas and stimulate

the imagination to write. However, as I see it, this approach leaves a

writer with stacks of journals or piles of scrap paper filled with short

snippets, lovely descriptions, and clever word pairings that all add up

to . . . a whole bunch of words. My plan has been to provide specific

suggestions that inspire and stimulate your imagination to write just

as many words; only with my method, you’ll be left with a meaningful

story from beginning to end—a book.

 

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You already know what to write about. I'm merely whispering encouragement along the way and providing plot parameters to remind you of what goes where in a book with a plot.

About Martha

Martha Alderson, aka the Plot Whisperer, is the author of the Plot Whisperer series of plot books for writers: The Plot Whisperer Book of Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing, The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories – a...

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Published Reviews

Feb.09.2013

Martha Alderson, a.k.a "The Plot Whisperer," has been a nationally recognized plot consultant for 15 years. Here she offers loads of exercises to help writers think clearly about plot and activate a story's...

Author's Publishing Notes

Today I write.