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Martha Alderson
Works at Plot Whisperer
Lives in Pleasure Point Santa Cruz, California
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Though that spark may be a magical moment outside your reach, you do have full control in creating excitement and a physical charge. Learn how.
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Joanne Harris does this beautifully in her books - Runemarks and Runelight. Thanks for sharing :)
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As carefully as you craft the dramatic action and sense of uncertainty in your stories and create page-turnability, use the same care in keeping drama to a minimum in your personal life.
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Some days you’re energized for writing and creating. Other days, you’re sluggish and uninspired. Learn how to control the ups and downs of writing
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Is dramatic action more than action? More than simply doing? What qualifies action as dramatic action?
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Hi all! I'm now in the process of re-filming the 27-Step Tutorial: How Do I Plot a Novel, Memoir, Screenplay? You are sincerely invited to opt-in now as the program is developing step-by-step. I send out an email to all who join the Beta-Membership as each new step is ready for your viewing pleasure. Hope to see you there! For more, go to: http://marthaalderson.com/beta-membership-writing-story-takes-epic-journey/
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Rather than get lost in the maze of writing the middle of your story, keep in mind the 5 primary plot goals of the middle
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Live webinar May 14th for screenwriters. Join me! (works for novels, too)
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Thank you, now novel, for including me in the fun! Here to finding inspiration everywhere!
 
Our latest blog post features insights into writing inspiration from eleven authors and writing teachers.
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Thank you very much for contributing, Martha - all in all an intriguing array of insights into what makes writers tick.
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Ever feel like the image while crafting the middle of your story???
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Rough drafts. Can you let go of the need to be in control, the critic, the insatiable urge to go back and perfect and opt instead to write a rough and messy draft of a novel, memoir, screenplay with a plot from beginning to end?
challenges of writing the rough draft of a novel - memoir - screenplay feeling out of control insatiable desire to perfect as you write
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The courage it takes to own your own story is staggering.
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Plot Consultant and Transformational Guide for Writers
Skills
Writer, author, speaker, teacher
Employment
  • Plot Whisperer
    plot consultant and transformational guide for Writers, present
    Plot Whisperer
  • Adams Media
    author, present
    Martha Alderson, M.A., aka Plot Whisperer, is an international plot consultant for writers and the author of the Plot Whisperer series of plot books for writers published by Adams Media -- The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master, The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories and The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing. She is founder of PlotWriMo.
  • Blockbuster Plots for Writers
    Plot Consultant for Writers, present
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Plot Whisperer
Story
Tagline
Every story ever told participates in a universal pattern as words grow and expand into sentences, paragraphs, and chapters. What is left after the end of the story has the potential to transform not only the writer but all those who read the story as well.
Introduction

International plot consultant, author of the Plot Whisperer books for writers and founder of PlotWriMo, Martha helps writers transform their stories. As Secrets of Personal Transformation visionary, she helps people reconnect to their creativity and transform their lives.
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Martha's clients include best-selling authors, writing teachers and fiction editors, and Hollywood movie directors. Books published by Adams Media -- The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master, The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories and The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing. She self-published Blockbuster Plots Pure & Simple and is founder of PlotWriMo.
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Pleasure Point Santa Cruz, California
Previously
California - California