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Martha Alderson

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Martha Alderson is the bestselling author of The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master where she first introduced the Universal Story to transform writers’ creative lives and to “show” plot. The Plot Whisperer Work book: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories and The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing quickly followed. Her most recent book is Writing Deep Scenes: Plotting Your Story Through Action, Emotion & Theme with Jordan Rosenfeld. Writing Blockbuster Plots: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Plot, Structure & Scene is due out 3/16. Secrets of Personal Transformation: A Spiritual Guide comes next.
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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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Universal is characteristic of the whole, covering the entire collective, everyone and everything.Story is an account of events in the evolution of... Read more of this blog post »
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"The best part of this book was the title. Having seen the reviews for the movie, I expected the story to include lots of cross-cultural misunderstandings and guffaws. This didn't occur. Still, I was looking forward to a good yarn about this young..." Read more of this review »
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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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“plot is how the dramatic events (action) in a story change and/or transform the main character (emotion) over time in a meaningful way (theme).”
Martha Alderson, Writing Deep Scenes: Plotting Your Story Through Action, Emotion, and Theme

“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

“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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Kate Hi Martha!


message 2: by Lisa

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


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


Charley Jordan Hi Martha
Thank you for being my Goodreads friend.


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