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MARTHA ALDERSON is a historical novelist and international plot consultant for writers. She was born in San Francisco as a 5th generation Californian and grew up in the Bay Area in the ‘50s and ‘60s.
Her newly released novel PARALLEL LIVES ((A NOVEL)) set in San Francisco in the 1960s is about second chances and the importance of timing and readiness.
While researching and analyzing countless award-winning novels, memoirs and screenplays always on the search for tips and tricks to improve her own writing, she was asked to share her findings through the University of California Santa Cruz extension writing program. Before long she wrote and self-published her first book on writing plot.
Since then, she has written eight plot and writing books for writers, including the bestselling THE PLOT WHISPERER and WRITING DEEP SCENES and her latest release for writers WRITING BLOCKBUSTER PLOTS.
Martha has been exploring and writing about the Universal Story for the past twenty years as part of the plot support she offers to writers. She first introduced the Universal Story in The Plot Whisperer to transform writers' creative lives and to "show" plot. More recently, she has expanded her work to include helping people transform their creative lives.
She has produced 4 on-line video courses for writers including: The 27-Step Tutorial: HOW DO I PLOT A NOVEL, MEMOIR, SCREENPLAY?, A SPIRITUAL GUIDE FOR WRITERS: SECRETS OF PEROSNAL TRANSFORMATION, and PlotWriMo: REVISE YOUR NOVEL IN A MONTH.
Martha combines what she knows about how people learn after more than twenty years of working with thousands of children with what she knows about plot and the structure of story after writing and teaching for twenty years. She takes readers and writers alike beyond the words and into the very heart of a story. Much like how the dramatic action in a story transforms the protagonist, writing a story with a plot from beginning to end changes you in significant ways and always points to transformation. Evaluate where you are now with your story, where you'd like to be and how to arrive there joyfully.
She lives and writes in Santa Cruz and blogs about writing and a writer’s life at the award-winning Plot Whisperer blog
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