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Chris Eboch

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Chris Eboch writes a variety of genres for all ages. Advanced Plotting helps writers identify and fix plot weaknesses.

The Genie’s Gift is a lighthearted action novel. Shy Anise seeks the Genie Shakayak to claim the Gift of Sweet Speech. How will she get past a vicious she-ghoul, a sorceress who turns people to stone, and mysterious sea monsters, when she can’t even speak in front of strangers?

The Eyes of Pharaoh is a mystery set in ancient Egypt. This story of drama and intrigue brings an ancient world to life as three friends investigate a plot against the Pharaoh.

In The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan girl in ninth-century Guatemala rebels against the High Priest who sacrifices anyone challenging his power.

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Fast Start Options:Start in the action, at a moment of change. Then work in the back story if needed.Start with two people on the page.Start with a scene, with action and dialogue. Use description and summary modestly, and only if really needed.Start in the middle of a fight or other conflict.Start with a cliffhanger – something powerful about to happen.The inciting incident – the problem that... Read more of this blog post »
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Advanced Plotting

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The Eyes of Pharaoh (Children's Books)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM
Description: The Eyes of Pharaoh is a mystery set in ancient Egyptian, for ages 9 and up. This story of drama and intrigue brings an ancient world to life as three friends investigate a plot against the Pharaoh.
My Biography (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: See my web site at www.chriseboch.com for more about me.
Haunted: The Ghost on the Stairs (Children's Books)
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Description: This series for ages 8-14 is published by Aladdin (Simon & Schuster). The Ghost on the Stairs is set at a Colorado hotel haunted by a ghost bride from the 1880s who is waiting for her missing husband to return. Book 2, The Riverboat Phantom, features a steamboat pilot still trying to prevent a long-ago disaster. In The Knight in the Shadows, a Renaissance French squire protects a sword on display in the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.
Jesse Owens: Young Record Breaker (Children's Books)
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Description: Part of Simon & Schuster's Childhood of Famous Americans series, this focuses on the life of American runner Jesse Owens up to winning four Olympic medals in Hitler's Germany.
Haunted: The Knight in the Shadows (Children's Books)
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Description: This series for ages 8-14 is published by Aladdin (Simon & Schuster). The series starts with The Ghost on the Stairs, which is set at a Colorado hotel haunted by a ghost bride from the 1880s who is waiting for her missing husband to return. Book 2, The Riverboat Phantom, features a steamboat pilot still trying to prevent a long-ago disaster. In Book 3, The Knight in the Shadows, a Renaissance French squire protects a sword on display in the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.
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“It’s easy to find surface goals and stakes (to save the word, to stop the bad guy, save a life), but you often find that those aren’t deep enough to help you create the plot. You run out of problems for the protagonist to tackle pretty quickly. The trick is to find the personal stakes and then work from there to determine the goals. People act when they want to (something to gain) or have to (something to lose).   Personal”
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