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Writing Blockbuster Plots by Martha Alderson

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Introduction

Are you confused about plot? You are not alone. Plot took me years to pin down. I attended all sorts of writing workshops but found much of the information difficult to transfer to the page. I read all sorts of books on the craft of writing, but the advice generally boiled down to putting your character in a pickle and seeing what happens next. This technique works for many successful writers, but it did not work for me.

I longed for something more concrete—not a formula per se, but specific guidelines to help bring depth to my storylines. I searched for anything I could find that directly addressed the issue of plot development. Unable to find what I sought, I berated myself for not grasping what everyone else seemed to understand ...

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