Plotman to the Rescue: A Troubleshooting Guide to Fixing Your Toughest Plot ProblemsCompendium Press #ad - Whether used as a reference guide or refresher course, this book will strengthen your storytelling muscles and help you elevate every novel you write. Because plotman, along with his faithful sidekick Subplot Boy, has sworn to uphold plot, story, and the bestselling way. His mission? to give practical, easy-to-apply answers to the most vexing plot questions writers face, such as:• how do i plan a plot if i'm not a plot planner?• does my plot need a prologue?• what if i hit a plot wall?• What if my plot is getting away from me?• Why ins't my plot more gripping at the start?• Why is my overall plot dull?• What should I do if my plot is implausible?• Do I really need to think about plot structure?• How do I deepen the emotional impact of my plot?• What's the best way to plug a plot hole?• How do I keep my plot from ending with a thud?And more! With bonus material on how to find and utilize beta readers; and several plot generating methods you can put to use at any time.
Help! my plot drags, and has no heart!"this looks like a job for Plotman!Yes, sags, solving your plot problems is why the superhero of story came to Earth.
The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or Fiction#ad - Bork highlights his own struggles as a writer, and his arrival at an understanding of how each of these elements works -- and how to know if one's idea really succeeds at each of them. A special section devoted to television writing and its unique attributes ends each chapter. Whatever your education and background in writing or story, this book and its unique focus contributes foundationally useful information not covered elsewhere -- which may be the missing piece that leads to greater results, both on the page and in the marketplace.
Multiple emmy- and golden globe-winning writer/producer Erik Bork HBO’s Band of Brothers takes a different approach. His experience in the industry and as a screenwriting professor and coach have led him to recognize that it's the selection of the initial idea that is the most important part of the process -- with the most impact on the project's chance of success.
The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or Fiction #ad - But writers are usually in the dark about this, not realizing that the project they spent months or years on had fundamental flaws on a concept level, in the eyes of the people they most hoped to impress with it. But even the best fiction writing books and screenwriting experts tend to move quickly past the crucial step of choosing a viable idea, to get to the specific plotting and composition of it, because there is so much to master in those later parts of the process -- which feel a lot more like "writing" than developing and mulling over potential story concepts.
Professionals, tend to understand the primacy of "the idea, " and learn that there are certain key elements in story or series premises that really work, though, and which are worth investing time and energy in. Bork knows from experience, this choice takes a lot more understanding and work to get "right" than it might seem.
Most screenwriters and fiction writers have difficulty getting their work read and accepted by agents, editors and producers mainly because their idea for a story presented in a query or pitch doesn't excite these "gatekeepers" like it would need to, for them to want to engage.
How To Write A Page-Turner: Craft a Story Your Readers Can't Put DownWriter's Digest Books #ad - It keeps readers guessing and characters on their toes. Learning the craft of writing can sometimes feel like a paint by numbers approach--connect compelling character A to plot event B. So as you dive into the inner conflicts of a character's deepest psyche, to the mechanics of how you reveal information to the reader, you'll also discover how to craft a story your readers can't put down!
When it's missing, scenes feel inconsequential, plots drag, and characters meander. When you've got tension in place, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. To avoid writing that's formulaic, and slow, predictable, How to Write a Page Turner will help you sew the threads of tension tight for an unforgettable story.
How To Write A Page-Turner: Craft a Story Your Readers Can't Put Down #ad - You'll learn how to: • recognize the essential tension elements of danger, it also delves deeper, and more • build tension at energetic markers throughout the plot • Use intimate imagery, power struggles, dialogue, and add them to your fiction • Create levels of tension in your characters through flaws, and well-chosen words to build tension in expositionWhile this book walks you through the key areas that need tension building, strong sentences, from character to plot, and withholding, uncertainty, conflict, analyzing exceptional examples from contemporary fiction's most gripping page-turners.
Infuse your fiction with the powerful Tug of Tension! Tension is the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger.
The Last Fifty Pages: The Art and Craft of Unforgettable EndingsCompendium Press #ad - The last page sells your next book. Mickey spillanewhat are the secrets for writing a great ending for your novel? how do you leave readers so satisfied that they'll want another book by you—right now? What tools and techniques can shape your last fifty pages into a powerful, unforgettable experience?In this book, International Thriller Writers Award winner and #1 bestselling writing teacher James Scott Bell reveals:• The five types of endings.
What needs to happen in Act 3. How to use the Ah and Uh-Oh emotional wallops. A simple technique for crafting twist endings. Read this book and you will come away with a thorough knowledge of why great endings work and how to create them for every novel you write. The most important secret of all—resonance.
The Last Fifty Pages: The Art and Craft of Unforgettable Endings #ad - The stew, brew, Accrue, Do brainstorming method. The best way to tie up loose ends. The most common ending mistakes, and how to avoid them. And more. The first page of a book sells that book.
Story-Flash: Step-by-Step Technology of Plot Development Story-Flash System Book 1#ad - This book also includes the Story-Flash Game, which you can play by yourself or with others. Author and scriptwriter Alexander Astremsky offers a systematic approach to plot development and screenwriting. He invites you to rev up “the engine of your imagination" so that you can come up with exciting stories and design them easily, professionally and without the “throes of creation.
The book includes such chapters as "story development, ” “how to develop a Great Comedy Plot, " "Episode Plan, " "Character Development, " “How to Make the Story as Compelling as Possible, ” etc. He suggests you stop "waiting for inspiration" and use the Story-Flash step-by-step technology instead.
Story-Flash: Step-by-Step Technology of Plot Development Story-Flash System Book 1 #ad - It is not just an interesting and entertaining game, it is designed to boost your imagination with inspiration and break down the barriers in your mind that prevent you from creating brilliant stories with ease. It includes over 60 various practical exercises, pictures and diagrams illustrating this step-by-step process.
Would you like to know how to write stories? how to write a screenplay? How to write a book? Story-Flash is a screenwriting book that will show you how to write well, how to write faster and easier.
The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful ScreenwritingUniversity of Texas Press #ad - It guides you to organically write the story you want to tell. Callum greene, producerstar wars episode ixveteran script consultant Jill Chamberlain discovered in her work that an astounding 99 percent of first-time screenwriters don't know how to tell a story. Chamberlain takes readers step-by-step through thirty classic and contemporary movies, showing how such dissimilar screenplays as Casablanca, Pulp Fiction, Chinatown, Little Miss Sunshine, The Usual Suspects, Silver Linings Playbook, and Argo all have the same system working behind the scenes, Juno, and she teaches readers exactly how to apply these principles to their own screenwriting.
It is the go-to manual many professionals swear by, and it's on the syllabus at film schools across the world including the world renowned screenwriting program at Columbia University. In order to explain the difference, Chamberlain created the Nutshell Technique, a method whereby writers identify eight dynamic, interconnected elements that are required to successfully tell a story.
The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting #ad - Now, for the first time, chamberlain presents her unique method in book form with The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting. It has also been published in Mandarin Chinese, Korean, and Italian. What the 99 percent do instead is present a situation. Learn the nutshell technique, and you'll discover how to turn a mere situation into a truly compelling screenplay story.
Since its publication in 2016, The Nutshell Technique: Crack the Secret of Successful Screenwriting was an instant classic. Using easy-to-follow diagrams "nutshells", she thoroughly explains how the Nutshell Technique can make or break a film script.
Endless Ideas: Master Bottomless Creativity Stone Tablet Singles Book 6Sterling & Stone #ad - What if you could generate creative ideas for your writing on demand and never had to stare at a blank screen again?Books require ideas. If you rely on lightning to strike or ideas to simply "come to you, " you could be left waiting until they are shoveling in the dirt on top of you. In endless ideas, platt and silver show you how to take a methodical approach to ideation and turn on your idea making machine to never run dry or find yourself stuck and banging your head on your desk again.
You will discover:how ideas are formed and the "machinery" behind ideationa clear strategy to develop your creativity and turn on your idea making machine!How to flip from looking for one idea, to generating lots of great ideas for any problem you are stuck onCreating "light bulb" moments on demandHow to choose between your ideas and get them to do the most heavy lifting for youHow to expand an idea and take it from a tiny grain to fully developed.
Endless Ideas: Master Bottomless Creativity Stone Tablet Singles Book 6 #ad - How to apply ideation in the different areas you will need it most: Books/Series ideas, character ideas, world building ideas, plot ideas, and marketing ideas. Isn't it time you turned on your creative machine and had light bulb moments on demand?Start generating Endless Ideas today! From the initial idea for a novel or series, right down to the objects in a scene and words in a sentence.
In a single project you may need hundreds or even thousands of ideas.
The Ten Day Draft: A Writer's Guide to Finishing a Novel in Ten Days The Ten Day Novelist Book 2The Novel Smithy, LLC #ad - Along the way, it'll guide you step-by-step through every stage of your first draft, so you'll never have to wonder—what comes next?You’ll learn to:•Manage your mindset and avoid the crippling burnout many writers face. Use story structure to guide and strengthen your writing process. Keep your ideas fresh, even after writing thousands of words.
Craft a compelling story using a system you can repeat for future novels. Bring it all together in a final first draft just waiting to be sent into the world!Each day of this outlining challenge comes with easy to follow prompts and intuitive goals, simplifying the writing process. It's time to begin your next great adventure.
The Ten Day Draft: A Writer's Guide to Finishing a Novel in Ten Days The Ten Day Novelist Book 2 #ad - It's time to write a novel!through this simple ten day challenge, The Ten Day Draft will help you break through the mental barriers that are preventing you from writing a novel. By the end, the ten day draft will have proven that yes, you CAN write a novel! .
Outlines And The Thematic Method Screenwriting Blue Books Book 2#ad - An artist does sketches before breaking out the oils, so why shouldn't a writer do the same? This Blue Book looks at various outlining methods used by professional screenwriters like Wesley Strick, John August, Paul Schrader, and others. Everything you need to plan your roadtrip and make sure you get to your destination on time!
But where are you going? what's the best route to get there? What are the best sights to see along the way? Just as you plan a vacation instead of just jump in the car and start driving, it's a good idea to plan your story. This book looks at that first stage and how to use it to improve your screenplays and novels.
Outlines And The Thematic Method Screenwriting Blue Books Book 2 #ad - A working professional screenwriter gives you step-by-step guidance on how to outline your screenplay or novel, how to use motifs, with ten different methods which is best for you? Plus techniques for improving your pacing, the importance of throughlines, and an entire section on theme as well as the Thematic Method for generating scenes and characters and dialogue.
. The three stages of writing are: Pre-writing, Writing, and Rewriting. As well as a guest chapter on novel outlines.
Character Reactions from Head to Toe Indie Author Resources Book 1Valerie Howard Books #ad - This is a quick and easy reference tool just for that purpose. Jam-packed with a list of 1, 000 physical reactions a character can have, organized by body part from head to toe to internal organs, you'll never be left scratching your head when you need to find just the right way to describe your character's reactions!Excerpt:FOREHEADForehead wrinklingForehead slicking with sweatSlapping or hitting forehead with palmBanging forehead against a surfaceWiping moisture off foreheadPressing fingers against foreheadTapping forehead with pencil or fingerForehead baking with a feverResting forehead in handsSplaying back of hand on forehead as if faintPoking forehead with thumb to jog memoryBanging forehead with fists to stop crazy thoughtsIndie Author Resources Book 1 .
A list of 1, are your characters always sighing and nodding?did you just sigh and nod?if so, we can't think of just the right action for our character's body in a particular scene, this handy little booklet is for you!Sometimes as new or even experienced authors, 000 CHARACTER REACTIONSAs an author, and we need something to get the creative juices flowing.