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Blockbuster Plots Pure and Simple (BBP) shows plot rather than talking about it. Using two unique step-by-step visual tools for developing and deepening scenes and plot, BBP shows how the pros layer three distinct yet overlapping plotlines - Character Emotional Development, Dramatic Action, and Thematic Plot. When the dramatic action changes the character at depth over timBlockbuster Plots Pure and Simple (BBP) shows plot rather than talking about it. Using two unique step-by-step visual tools for developing and deepening scenes and plot, BBP shows how the pros layer three distinct yet overlapping plotlines - Character Emotional Development, Dramatic Action, and Thematic Plot. When the dramatic action changes the character at depth over time, the story becomes thematically significant. BBP uses the Scene Tracker as a visual tool to track the seven essential elements of scene, side-by-side from the beginning to the end of any project. BBP uses the Plot Planner as a visual place to plot out the action, character and thematic plotlines. Both parts are intended as a step-by-step interactive guide for writers interested in maximizing their scenes and providing depth to their stories. BBP is unique because of its hands-on, down-to-earth multi-sensory approach to learning. BBP provides specific activities linked directly to each writer's individual project. The book is divided between explanation and activity forms. By analyzing scenes and plots from classic and contemporary writers such as Twain, London, and McCarthy, writers learn how to add a dynamic, effective twist to their work. BBP provides writers with the tools and resources to get from where they are - stuck and unable to begin or stuck and unable to finish - to where they want to be - holding a finished project. BBP effectively demonstrates the relationship between scene and plot and explains the principles involved in the art and craft of developing sizzling scenes and compelling plots and story design. BBP offers techniques to help writers maintain faith and enjoy the process of creation....

Title : Blockbuster Plots: Pure & Simple
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ISBN : 9781877809194
Format Type : Other Book
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Blockbuster Plots: Pure & Simple Reviews

  • Boingboing
    2019-03-28 05:39

    I've read two of Ms. Alderson's books so far; this one and Plot Whisperer. I wish I had read this one first. It has a much more indepth discussion of her two plotting/writing tools and from this book I took away a better understanding of how the plot planning form worked; of what was to go on the chart, either above or below. An outliner by nature, I'm always on the look out for ways to make this painful process for me less painful and Blockbuster Plots gave that to me. I appreciate her approach in using familiar examples to illustrate what she's discussing and even if I don't know the source, she's very detailed in what she was using, how it fit in context to the discussion and how it worked with her techniques. One of the things I came away from with this book is that it equally applies to preplanning a plot and to the post-draft form to assist in seeing the weak parts of a novel and how to give them more lift and oompfh.Coming away with a better understanding of her process for plotting, I believe I can go back to Plot Whisperer for a better understanding of the discussion there, and certainly appreciate it more for more coherent application.

  • Shirley
    2019-04-15 03:42

    Helpful during revision process

  • Rachel
    2019-03-27 00:35

    Wonderful! I refer back to this book frequently!

  • Tara
    2019-04-04 04:59

    HelpfulI plan on using this when I finish my first draft of my memoir. Helpful tips in a concise, easy to read book. Opened my eyes. Can't wait to test it out.

  • Dooz
    2019-03-30 03:43

    Fantastic! Clearly written with many examples to help demonstrate the book's principles. I've read many books on writing, and this is one of the best.

  • Martha
    2019-04-09 22:55

  • Martha
    2019-04-13 06:42