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Featured Title:

"Building Better Plots"

by Robert Kernen

Writer's Digest Books, 1999

Hardback Edition


$18.99 (less 20% disc.)*

Table of Contents



Section One

Chapter 1--The Narrative

Chapter 2--Plot Structure

Chapter 3--Inciting Incident

Chapter 4--Rising Action

Chapter 5--The Climax and Resolution


Section Two

Chapter 6--Using Plot Archetypes

Chapter 7--Creating Characters and Back Story

Chapter 8--Constructing an Outline

Chapter 9--Subplots

Chapter 10--Deepening the Story's Resonance

Chapter 11--Tutorial



SYNOPSIS: If you want a hands-on approach to creating strong plots, this is the book for you.  You can plan and write your own plots using the fill-in charts, quick quizzes, timeline and tutorial. The author will take you on a step-by-step journey through the writing process, following the narrative arc that will make your story compelling.  Study the nine traditional plot archetypes to create your own stimulating stories.


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