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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 ends

    Easy-to-understand plotting diagrams and charts

    Brainstorming techniques for original plot ideas

    Thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter

    Story structure models and methods for all genres

    Tips 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.

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Full of diagrams, plot brainstormers, and examples from popular novels, mastering plot and structure has never been so simple.

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Cora, November 13, 2014 (view all comments by Cora)
Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish by James Scott Bell may be the best book for plotting and creating structure in fiction stories that I’ve read.

I have a few instructional writing books I reread; this is one of them.

Plot & Structure works for writers who don’t use outlines and for those who do. Throughout Bell acknowledges and addresses how his ideas about plot and structure can be used by all writers. This isn’t a “my way or the highway” kind of book. Bell gives practical advice for all writers.

What’s so great about Plot & Structure? The biggest plus is Bell’s practical and down to earth strategies and clear explanations.

Here are the other greats:

Bell’s approach isn’t a how-to formula; it’s more of a guide. His genre is thrillers, but he addresses the needs of other genres as well as those of literary fiction.
He provides many strategies writers can use to approach plot and structure; plus, he encourages readers to find their own way of working.
The exercises at the end of the chapters are practical. If you try some of them, you’ll discover that they aren’t busywork but helpful approaches to solving writing issues.

Unless you’re a pro with so many publications behind you that you don’t need help, this isn’t a book to read once and put away. It’s a book you’ll come back to and get more out of with a second or third reading.

If you want a formula or step-by-step program, this isn’t a book for you. He gives choices so you can find you own style and way of working. Which is one of the things like I about the book. It’s like going to a writer buffet and choose the strategies that work for you.

If you are someone who writes without an outline, you are going to be surprised because Bell doesn’t leave you out of any of the equations. He has strategies for all writers.
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ISBN:
9781582972947
Author:
Bell, James Scott
Publisher:
Writer's Digest Books
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Subject:
Fiction -- Authorship.
Subject:
Plots (Drama, novel, etc.)
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Series:
Write Great Fiction Series
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
234
Dimensions:
9.10x6.08x.72 in. .87 lbs.

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