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The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts

Easy Exercises to Get You Writing

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Daily exercises guaranteed to spark your writing!

The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts gives you the inspiration and motivation you need to finish every one of your writing projects. Written by celebrated writing teacher and author Martha Alderson, this book guides you through each stage of the writing process, from constructing compelling characters to establishing an unforgettable ending. Alderson also helps you get into the habit of writing creatively every day, with brand-new imaginative prompts, such as:

  • Create an obstacle that interferes with the protagonist's goal and describe how that scene unfolds moment-by-moment.
  • Provide sensory details of the story world and what your main character is doing at this very moment.
  • Scan earlier scenes for examples of the protagonist's chief character flaw and develop it. He or she will need to overcome this flaw in order to achieve his or her ultimate goal.
  • Show an issue or situation in the main character's life that needs attention and have him or her take the first step forward toward a course of action.

Filled with daily affirmations, plot advice, and writing exercises, The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts will set your projects in the right direction--and on their way to the bestseller list!

Martha Alderson, MA, is the author of the bestselling The Plot Whisperer. She writes novels for readers, plots books for writers, and most recently a workbook for anyone looking to enrich their lives with more creativity and inspiration. 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.

  • Publisher: Adams Media (December 18, 2012)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781440560828

"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

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