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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1537740229
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- Publication Date: October 1, 2016
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- Language: English
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I'm just starting my sixth book in my series and have learned quite a bit through the first five books -- but still struggle to get it right. I know this book will help me dramatically.
How honest is this five star review? Following is a part of an email I sent to my long time very good friend who is also an author.
"Speaking of the craft of writing. As I recently said I’m plotting Michelle’s next book, Precious Cargo. I’ve reset the plot line and made some big changes from what I initially thought but was still not happy with it. A couple days ago I bought Rayne Hall’s recent book on plotting. I recall you didn’t care for her book on deep POV so I hesitate to recommend her on this one. But for me she is the clearest of the lot.
A while back I told you about Libby Hawker’s book Take Your Pants Off which explains the character arc plot line. I remain solidly impressed with it and think it is important research on understanding plots. Rayne talks about four different plot types which includes a section on character arc and shows how you can interconnect, or overlay, them. In my last book I amateurishly fumbled around with overlaying the three act plot with the character plot. With Rayne’s book, I can see exactly how to do it and do it better than I did. I’m quite excited to have this information right at this time while I’m in the early stages of creating the plot lines for my new book."
Those are the words I told my long time good friend. A man whose trust I value so I am careful with what I recommend.
When you read through "Vivid Plots" you'll see there is a lot more solid advice and information than just the clarity on plots and how to intertwine them. The professional hints alone are excellent, and only one of the extras.
If you are serious about becoming a better writer, or just want to make more money as a writer, I STRONGLY recommend this book .
Beyond the first four chapters describing plotting methods, this book covers different aspects of plotting a novel, including inner and outer conflict, creating subplots that relate to a story’s main conflict and questions to ask when plotting a scene. The section on how to handle implausible elements in a story line was very helpful, giving tips on how to introduce unusual or supernatural elements in a more easily absorbed manner. The way the author broke down the black moment and climax sections of novels was also really well done—for anyone who doesn’t quite understand what should go into these sections or how to go about writing them, I found this author’s explanations to be a huge help.
I didn’t expect to learn as much as I did from this ebook, and I would recommend it to others. I plan on reading more of her how to write books in the future.
I didn't see anything I didn't like. She's a good teacher and, because she is good, I try to collect all the books she writes.