Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday Review—Plotting Simplified: Story Structure Tips for the Breakout Novelist

I've come across a wonderful little book by Eddie Jones on plotting. I was fortunate to take his workshop at ChristianDevotions, Writers Bootcamp  in January 2011 and I came away with a new understanding about how to craft a compelling story.  And the good news for you is that he’s written it all down in this amazing e-book.

Here’s the overview of the book:

In Plotting Simplified you'll learn how to map your story using the "passage markers" that shape every story's journey. From introduction and motivation to your Lead's moment of maxim angst, you’ll see how easy it is to develop a story line and keep your characters on the path to a compelling climax. 

Learn how to introduce the Great Disturbance, what 4 Questions you should ask of your plot, how to map-out your story, manage your key scenes, the 7 Keys to every good plot, why Worry, Conflict and Disaster spells success for the writer, and how to introduce your Major Dramatic Question.

Trust me—I own the book and it does all this and more. This book is available through Amazon for Kindle here and through Barnes and Noble for the Nook here. If you don’t already have an e-reader you can download the Kindle software and the Nook software for free for your computer or smart phone. When you do, this should be one of the first books you buy!

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  1. Thank you! This is just what I need. So helpful!

  2. You're very welcome.

  3. When you're tired, your thinking gets a little fuzzy. I glanced at your post's title and wondered, "What's a breakfast novelist?"

    Good information and appreciate your connecting me to another helpful resource.