Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots
A classic how-to manual, William Wallace Cook’s Plotto is one writer’s personal method, painstakingly diagrammed for the benefit of others. The theory itself may be simple "Purpose opposed by Obstacle yields Conflict" but Cook takes his "Plottoist" through hundreds of situations and scenarios, guiding the reader’s hand as a dizzying array of purposes and obstacles come...more
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This isn't a review.
It's November first, so that means it is the start of National Novel Writing Month. I've decided to take part again, but I had no pressing idea that I wanted to write about. So taking the gimmicky quality of writing a novel in one month I have decided to multiply the 'gimmick' by adding two additional gimmicks of my own.
One, I'm going to share the entire novel as I'm writing it, but I'm going to do it in reviews. Obviously, these won't be reviews...more