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Martha Alderson

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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


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Striving always toward full integration of the logical - linear and analytical with the intuitive - creative and imaginative, I've united those parts in a lovely new website! Come visit me!

MarthaAlderson.com

And, a lovely new blog as part of the site.

MarthaAlderson.com/Plot-Whisperer-Blog/

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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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This book draws me in like I'm seeing myself for the first time. A life-changer. Permission to settle into myself and accept being different from so many in the external world around me.
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Martha added a status update: Finding this the perfect time to organize, purge and plan for the final quarter and ascent to a triumphant climax of 2014. Happy plotting!
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“One of the greatest benefits of writing a truly awful, lousy, no good first draft is that it can only get better from there.”
Martha Alderson, The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master

“Beginning hook readers. Endings create fans.”
Martha Alderson, The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master

“Forget how long the path to finishing your story. Address only what you have to write today.”
Martha Alderson, Before the Next Draft; 26 Plot Steps to Revision Plot eBook

“Beginning hook readers. Endings create fans.”
Martha Alderson, The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master

“Forget how long the path to finishing your story. Address only what you have to write today.”
Martha Alderson, Before the Next Draft; 26 Plot Steps to Revision Plot eBook

“Does rejection ever get any easier? Only if we decide not to invest emotion in the dismissal…”
Martha Alderson, Blockbuster Plots: Pure & Simple




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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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