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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 companion workbook to The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master. She has also written Blockbuster Plots Pure & Simple (Illusion Press) and several ebooks on plot. As an international plot consultant for writers, Martha’s clients include best-selling authors, New York editors, and Hollywood movie directors. She teaches plot workshops to novelists, memoirists, and screenwriters privately, at plot retreats, RWA, SCBWI, CWC chapter meetings, a...more


At last weekend's Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference , an exhilarating success, I presented Deep Scenes: Choosing Just the Right Scene to Plot Your Novel with my co-author of Deep Scenes (Fall 2015) and co-founder of WriterPath Retreats , the fabulous Jordan Rosenfeld .

A writer asks: isn't the inciting incident of the example I used -- the Pulitizer Prize winning The Goldfinch by Donna... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: Have a draft of your book? Wondering, now what? Follow www.plotwhisperer.blogspot.com everyday for tips and tricks and inspiration beginning Dec. 1st. No writing required. It's a time to analyze what you have and brainstorm for an effortless draft two in January '09.
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description: PlotWriMo annually spans the entire month of December.

Re-vision and redefine the plot arc of a fast draft of your story during PlotWriMo and before actually rewriting. (This also works for writers with a slow draft and even those without a first draft. Whether you merely have an idea for a story, a few chapters or scenes, just tweak the assignments to make them work for wherever you are in the process.)

Follow exercises designed for the busiest time of the year throughout December. Plot tips and...more

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The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts by Martha Alderson
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Writer's block is simply a writer not knowing what comes next in a story with a plot.

Some writers I work with have such vivid imaginations that it’s difficult to rein in all their ideas and teach them how to stay focused on one...more
The Plot Whisperer by Martha Alderson
" This is the most comprehensive book on writing I have read! Sometimes a particular book just sticks to me, 'The Plot Whisperer' is such a book, it gets down to the differences between 'pantsters & plotters' in a meaningful way. Want to go to t... " Read more of this review »
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" This is reading very well so far. It has identified a few problems I have encountered with my work. Love it! "
The Plot Whisperer by Martha Alderson
" The Plot Whisperer

Written By: Martha Alderson

Published By: Adams Media, Avon, Massachusetts, 2011

ISBN: 978-1-4405-2588-9

Alderson writes how she teaches using “The Universal Story,” the plot planner, and the scene tracker. An in-depth explanation o... " Read more of this review »
"Hi Lynn,
Fun to hear from you!
Happy to hear about your new story.
happy plotting,
martha
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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities
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Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens has remained in print for more than 150 years.

Dickens brings alive an important turning point in world history when the poor and disenfranchised prevailed against the status quo not only through his incredible g...more
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Charley Jordan Hi Martha
Thank you for being my Goodreads friend.


Martha Thanks, Lisa. Hope you enjoy your visit!!


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Lisa Greetings, Martha,
Thank you for your friendship. I'll have to mosey over to your plotwhisperer site - sounds intriguing.


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Kate Hi Martha!


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