Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish

Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish

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Craft an Engaging Plot

How does plot influence story structure? What's the difference between plotting for commercial and literary fiction? How do you revise a plot or structure that's gone off course?

With "Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure," you'll discover the answers to these questions and more. Award-winning author James Scott Bell offers clear, concise information that will help you create a believable and memorable plot, including: Techniques for crafting strong beginnings, middles, and endsEasy-to-understand plotting diagrams and chartsBrainstorming techniques for original plot ideasThought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapterStory structure models and methods for all genresTips and tools for correcting common plot problems

Filled with plot examples from popular novels, comprehensive checklists, and practical hands-on guidance, "Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure" gives you the skills you need to approach plot and structure like an experienced pro.

Title:Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781582972947
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    Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish Reviews

  • Jason Koivu

    The best book on how to write genre fiction I've ever read! Novelist and screenplay writer James Scott Bell has won awards for inspirational fiction. I say he deserves awards for inspirational non-fic...

  • Julie Christine

    If you're going to read a book about Plot and Structure, entitled, helpfully Plot and Structure, don't be shocked when the author spends most of his time discussing Plot and Structure. It may surprise...

  • Heather

    This is a great book to explain what you probably already knew about plot but you just need someone to smack you over the head with it so you can get it right for once.My biggest compliment to this bo...

  • Scott

    A great resource if you aspire to be a writer of formulaic bestsellers. Less useful if you're looking to write misunderstood, avant-garde literary masterpieces. If you fall somewhere in the middle of ...

  • Lewis Weinstein

    Can't hurt, from time to time, to think again about things I should already know, but maybe don't.In 10 minutes ... I've decided to write a character essay for both Berthold and Anna. Where did they s...

  • Ahmed  Ejaz

    4.75 StarsI have no words to describe this book. It is one of the best book I ever read. It makes me feel like, "Nobody born a writer, everybody can write". The only thing there is need of Tips, Techn...

  • posthuman

    Over the years, I've read hundreds of books about writing and this has been one of the most helpful....

  • Jonathan Peto

    James Scott Bell’s approach is very welcoming, very encouraging. His introduction, for example, tries to put to rest the big lie, that writing can’t be taught. His chapter on generating plot ideas...

  • Kristie Cook

    If you're looking for a book that will teach you how to write better stories with multidimensional, memorable characters and believable and exciting dialogue, this book is not for you. It's not about ...

  • John

    A decent discussion of three act structure, but Bell peppers his prose with marketing/advertising cliches, such as various acronyms that promise the formula for a successful novel. One of them, ending...