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The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts

Easy Exercises to Get You Writing

Martha Alderson


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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!

Praise For The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing

"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

Adams Media, 9781440560811, 240pp.

Publication Date: January 18, 2013

About the Author

Martha Alderson, founder of PlotWrMo, has worked with hundreds of writers in plot workshops, retreats, and plot consultations for more than fifteen years. Her clients include bestselling authors, New York editors, and Hollywood movie directors. She is the author of The Plot Whisperer.