- File Size: 1799 KB
- Print Length: 44 pages
- Publisher: Marg McAlister; 1 edition (May 14, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 14, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0083FXTB6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #477,481 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Busy Writer's One Hour Plot Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
What I had then lacked was planning and plot. Marg McAlister's book would have been invaluable. Now, having devoured it cover to cover, I have before me my stack of 5X8 cards, a clock, a stop watch, pens, notepaper and an hour to spare. I'm off.
I highly recommend The Busy Writer's One Hour Plot.
The book goes through step by step all of the processes needed to create a plot for your story including items such as:
i) creating believable characters with real personalities and 'depth' to them
ii) creating worthwhile conflicts and obstacles
iii) conjuring lead roles
iv) effective creation of sub plots and twists
v) creating satisfying endings
A few other points about this book. Essentially the author has broken down storytelling into its most basic parts, making it simple (not simplistic) and exceptionally easy to understand.
This is more like a great tool than a book and is also of much use to editors as well to get your writers on the right path.
Overall, a must buy for any aspiring writer or editor looking to whip their writers into shape.
In a clear and highly readable way - interspersed with humour, Marg McAlister has illustrated that the creation of characters for fiction is a skill that can be learnt. I also now believe I can learn it.
The greatest surprise for me was the amount of information the author was prepared to share with her reader. It has been my previous experience that professional writers carefully guard their tools and their skills - giving an overview of how they achieve success, but not a road map for assistance. Here is the road map with succinct instruction of how to get to each location - each part of the process of building a character of strength. I got far more than I expected and at its completion, links that gave me so much more even.
Thank you for your generous contribution to understanding the process of character creation and for the wealth of information in this book. I recommend this book to new writers, conditioned writers and procrastinators with a dream. It's certainly opened my thinking to believe `I can do this too'.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a good beginner's guide to story. So if you are very new to writing you might find it useful. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Cozycoleman
Good advice, but not really anything new or earth-shaking. I enjoyed the book, as it was a quick read with some tried and true guidance.Published 19 months ago by Lori L. Clark
This book gives you the nuts and bolts of writing in a simple and easy format. I look forward to using this technique in my novel.Published 21 months ago by Toni Walker
I enjoyed this book immensely and I will use the tips for my next book. I got a lot out of. it.Published 21 months ago by Kindle Customer
Slightly overpriced but still worthwhile. No regrets. The tips and tricks included could have been fitted onto a single page but that information is still valuable.Published 21 months ago by J. M. Brown
Writers usually read as much as they write, so writing books often do rather well. This book is quick and covers some important ideas without being overwhelming. Read morePublished 21 months ago by athenenike
Simple, practical, and extremely useful. What more can you ask for? I can't wait to get plotting, should be fun!Published 23 months ago by C.P-Bukowski
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