Blockbuster Plots: Pure & Simple

Authors: Martha Alderson
Publisher: Illusion Press
Keywords: simple, plots, blockbuster
Pages: 200
Published: 2005-01-01
Language: English
Category: Theater, Performing Arts, Arts & Photography,
ISBN-10: 1877809195     ISBN-13: 9781877809194
Binding: Paperback (1)
List Price: 18.50 USD
  • Rating: 100%
Blockbuster Plots Pure and Simple (BBP) shows plot rather than talking about it. Using two unique step-by-step visual tools for developing and deepening scenes and plot, BBP shows how the pros layer three distinct yet overlapping plotlines – Character Emotional Development, Dramatic Action, and Thematic Plot. When the dramatic action changes the character at depth over time, the story becomes thematically significant.

BBP uses the Scene Tracker as a visual tool to track the seven essential elements of scene, side-by-side from the beginning to the end of any project. BBP uses the Plot Planner as a visual place to plot out the action, character and thematic plotlines. Both parts are intended as a step-by-step interactive guide for writers interested in maximizing their scenes and providing depth to their stories.

BBP is unique because of its hands-on, down-to-earth multi-sensory approach to learning. BBP provides specific activities linked directly to each writer’s individual project. The book is divided between explanation and activity forms.

By analyzing scenes and plots from classic and contemporary writers such as Twain, London, and McCarthy, writers learn how to add a dynamic, effective twist to their work.

BBP provides writers with the tools and resources to get from where they are – stuck and unable to begin or stuck and unable to finish – to where they want to be – holding a finished project. BBP effectively demonstrates the relationship between scene and plot and explains the principles involved in the art and craft of developing sizzling scenes and compelling plots and story design. BBP offers techniques to help writers maintain faith and enjoy the process of creation.


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