"Martha Alderson, a.k.a "The Plot Whisperer," has been a nationally recognized plot consultant for 15 years. Here she offers loads of exercises to help writers think clearly about plot and activate a story's momentum. This book's practical exercises will show writers how to bring 'moments of transformation' into their own stories." --"Writer Magazine""Unlike many other programs, Alderson asks you to come up with your own goal. Planning to write a screenplay? Or a novel? See how long a comparable work is, then divide that number by 30. Write this number of words daily for 30 days and you will have a completed draft. All you need to get yourself moving are the prompts in this book. How do I know? 2200 words in two days and counting. Not bad for someone who can't stand writing prompts." --"Women on Writing"
About the Author
Martha Alderson has worked with hundreds of writers (including Shreve Stockton, author of The Daily Coyote and Eating Gluten Free; Terri Thayer, author of the Quilting mystery series and Stamping Sisters mystery series; Jennifer Solow, author of The Booster and The Aristobrats; Adrienne Barbeau, author of There Are Worse Things I Could Do; Penny Warner, author of The Official Nancy Drew Handbook and Dead Man’s Hand) in plot workshops, retreats, and plot consultations for more than fifteen years. Her clients include bestselling authors, New York editors, and Hollywood movie directors.