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Steal This Plot: A Writer's Guide to Story Structure and Plagiarism (Classic Wisdom on Writing)
 
 

Steal This Plot: A Writer's Guide to Story Structure and Plagiarism (Classic Wisdom on Writing) [Kindle Edition]

William Noble , June Noble
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This book is not about cemeteries.
Nor is it a mystery-suspense story.

It is about writing—the craft of writing and telling a tale. It is about how to use other people's stories, and what we are allowed to do with them.

The plot of any story is the key. The plot is the story within the story that propels the action and develops the tale. In Hamlet, for instance, the story deals with who will be the rightful king of Denmark, but the plot is concerned with revenge and ambition.

The plot is the nucleus of the action, and it is here that the writer must look to form his efforts.

In Part One, the authors deal in depth with the structuring and “spicing” of the story.

In Part Two, using classic and modern examples they outline 13 common plot movers:

Vengeance
Catastrophe
Love and Hate
The Chase
Grief and Loss
Rebellion
Betrayal
Persecution
Self-Sacrifice
Survival
Rivalry
Discovery (Quest)
Ambition

showing you how weave it all together in a tapestry of words rich and satisfying to the reader.

Worried you’ll go too far in your plot thievery? A thorough look at plagiarism and copyright is also included.
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“I used the suggestions from this book to write both my published novels.” —Wesley C. Greayer, author of The Tornado Struck at Midnight

“Steal this book if necessary, but get it onto your shelf of writers' indispensable books.” —Kenneth J. Atchity, writer, producer, teacher, and literary manager

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2276 KB
  • Print Length: 214 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Write Thought, Inc. (14 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FHXU4Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #74,670 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 16 July 2013
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Some excellent ideas for using your own slant on existing plot ideas to generate completely new scenarios. I know there are many other books which tell you there's only a finite number of plots, but this is so much more.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Purchase 14 May 2013
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A good purchase. Succinct and packed with ideas. However, I bought the kindle version and the publishers don't seem to understand e-publishing! It has the tiniest font you can imagine and I had to increase my kindle font size by three to read it; then if I read any of my other books I have to decrease it again. What a pain! Didn't they test it first? Other than that it's a good book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for generating plot ideas 16 Nov 2012
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As someone who is writing her first novel, I have struggled to be creative enough to keep my plot flowing. This book is full of tons of really good ideas for 'stealing' (actually adapting) ideas from existing storylines. Highly recommended.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars If you write fiction 12 Nov 2012
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This is well worth a look. As it is accepted that there are only so many plots anyway, the theme is not new, yet this title covers the subject thoroughly and entertainingly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for theme/character motivation 4 Mar 2014
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Good overview of the main themes of plot and what he calls spicers they go with. Nice clear piece on where you stand with libel and .
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