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Rock Your Plot: A Simple System for Plotting Your Novel - Cathy Yardley
Rock Your Plot: A Simple System for Plotting Your Novel
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Are you stuck trying to write a novel?Have you tried writing several stories, only to stall out in the middle and move on to a new project?Do you like the idea of plot outlines, but have difficulty figuring out what happens next, or what should happen where?Or are you a writer who hates... show more
Are you stuck trying to write a novel?Have you tried writing several stories, only to stall out in the middle and move on to a new project?Do you like the idea of plot outlines, but have difficulty figuring out what happens next, or what should happen where?Or are you a writer who hates outlining, preferring to write a novel organically– but still feel like your story needs more plot and structure?Outlining, whether it’s just the turning points or a comprehensive scene by scene plot outline, might help you get past your block. ROCK YOUR PLOT: A Simple System for Plotting Your Novel teaches a clear, flexible process to help you with your:- Premise: test your premise for inherent conflict and sustainability.- Characterization: create strong characters with urgent goals, understandable motivation, and tons of obstacles.- Plot outline, turning points: use those characters to build logical and powerful plot points and complete character arcs. - Plot outline, scene-by-scene: Develop a sequence of dynamic scenes that propels your reader through your story.This book goes straight to the point, putting theory in plain language, adding examples from blockbuster stories, and finishing each section with exercises designed to help you work with your characters to write a novel that excites you… and your readers.About the author:Cathy Yardley has been a commercial fiction novelist for over fourteen years, publishing with houses such as St. Martin’s, Avon, N.A.L and Harlequin. She’s the author of over seventeen novels. She’s also the creator of RockYourWriting.com, a blog for people who write genre fiction that want to “sell more, without selling out.” Her Rock Your Writing series of ebooks will give you clear and simple systems to write stronger novels, and promote those novels more effectively.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B008CC5L8Y
Publisher: Cathy Yardley
Pages no: 70
Edition language: English
Series: Rock Your Writing (#1)
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4.0 [REVIEW] Rock Your Plot by Cathy Yardley
Loved, loved, loved this book. It explains the essentials of plotting in a condense, simple way that had eluded me in the past. When I read the intro I was ready to break out in hives because plot has always been one of those really difficult concepts for me. I just can't seem to get the hang of the...
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