Writing Plots with Drama, Depth & Heart: Nail Your Novel

Writing Plots with Drama Depth Heart Nail Your Novel What keeps a reader curious It s the story You might have a dazzling prose voice and plausible characters but if nothing happens the reader is likely to lose interest So where do you find story idea

  • Title: Writing Plots with Drama, Depth & Heart: Nail Your Novel
  • Author: Roz Morris
  • ISBN: 9781909905986
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • What keeps a reader curious It s the story You might have a dazzling prose voice and plausible characters, but if nothing happens, the reader is likely to lose interest So where do you find story ideas How do you make them into a captivating read What s your personal vision Do you know what genre you are best suited to write What is literary fiction and how do yWhat keeps a reader curious It s the story You might have a dazzling prose voice and plausible characters, but if nothing happens, the reader is likely to lose interest So where do you find story ideas How do you make them into a captivating read What s your personal vision Do you know what genre you are best suited to write What is literary fiction and how do you write that How will you give your book depth without seeming preachy or bringing the plot to a standstill What are the hidden structural patterns that ply the reader s emotions, regardless of your genre or style How can you use them with originality How should you begin and end What should go in the middle Where should you play your best twists and what should they be How can you write each scene so it holds the reader s curiosity If you want to write a story that breaks with convention but still keeps readers riveted, how do you do it Whatever type of novel you want to write, this book will show you, in down to earth tutorials, games and brainstorming exercises Use it before you write and when revising, to diagnose your story s strengths and weaknesses If you ve had feedback from critique partners and editors, use it to decode what s really wrong instead of what they think might be Most of all, use it to find out where you already have spellbinding plot material Discover where your best ideas are hiding and how to tell stories with drama, depth and heart.

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    1. I have a "Best Everrr" shelf on and I haven't added a new book to it for 8.5 months -- that is until a minute ago when i added this one. It's reserved for books that are more than five stars, books I would happily read twice (as a rule of thumb I dislike re-reading books), and ones that went above and beyond what i hoped and expected.I loved Writing Plots With Drama, Depth & Heart: Nail Your Novel, as it states the basics you'd expect in a ToC but then it feels written in a personal way, ea [...]

    2. This book is not for everyone. If you need someone who is more interested in their image of scholarly authority, of smokey tweeds, and “Um Yasss, you can learn even though your are genetically deficient” voice: this is not for you. If you need someone who is a pedant: this its not for you. If you are not ready to really think about your plots in a serious way: this is not for you. However! If you are interested in sampling the knowledge of an experienced and perceptive author, editor, and co [...]

    3. 4+ stars. To date, this is the single most useful book on PLOTS (novel structuring) that I've read. This is a painless read that's arranged coherently, with a useful list of topics up front. Morris provides a plethora of examples from a pretty wide range of literature, as well as what not to do, and how to fix common inadequacies in novel structure. To her credit, Morris only mentions a few examples of her own work, mostly relying on specifics from other authors. In fact, this book ultimately pr [...]

    4. Good general stuff about plots -- what goes in them, what doesn't, as well as subplots, conflict, and more. No technical stuff, no arcs, diagrams, etc, thank goodness. Not Dwight Swain or Donald Maass, but good enough to learn from. Just bought another one in this series.

    5. Another wonderful writing book from the talented Roz Morris. This one gets deep into the structure, arc and tricks of writing your novel. Wonderful tips here. Fantastic to read beside a manuscript you're working on. I clapped and beamed a lot to find that I had intuitively been making a lot of correct decisions. But there were was a lot of food for thought here that I enjoyed highlighting.Roz has a great voice that guides you easily through the sections and provides some good examples of famous [...]

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