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Martha Alderson
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Always looking for new ways to get my plot books into the hands of writers who need the support. Giving away 10 copies! Sign up at Goodreads today
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A plot planner enables you to keep the larger picture of your story in full view as you concentrate on writing individual scenes. (from Writing Blockbuster Plots just out from Writers Digest!)
A plot planner enables you to keep the larger picture of your story in full view as you concentrate on writing individual scenes.
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Awareness of all types of scenes allows you to strengthen the elements that may not come naturally or intuitively to you. Plot is made up of action. Learn the great action scenes at your disposal, like suspense and twister and escape, and you too will be writing Page-Turning plots!
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Still confused by story concept. Flummoxed about theme for your novel, memoir, screenplay? Concept and theme made clear with Oscar nominated foreign film "Theeb"
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The action in a scene has the potential to teach, change and, at best, transform your protagonist. What makes for action versus dramatic action in stories?
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Occupation
Historical and Literary Novelist and Non-fiction Writer
Skills
Author, speaker, teacher
Employment
  • Writers Digest
    author, present
    Martha's most recent book is Writing Blockbuster Plots: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Plot, Structure and Scenes. She co-authored Writing Deep Scenes: Plotting Your Story Through Action, Emotion & Theme.
  • Plot Whisperer
    plot consultant and transformational guide for Writers, present
    Martha has several on-line video courses for writers. 1) The 27-Step Tutorial: How Do I Plot a Novel, Memoir, Screenplay? 2) A Spiritual Guide for Writers: Secrets of Personal Transformation, 3) Revise Your Novel in a Month, 4) How to Write and Sell Your Picture Book Visit her website for more information: http://marthaalderson.com
  • Adams Media
    author, present
    Martha Alderson is the bestselling author of The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master where she first introduced the Universal Story to transform writers’ creative lives and to “show” plot. The Plot Whisperer Work book: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories and The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing quickly followed.
  • Blockbuster Plots for Writers
    Plot Consultant for Writers, present
    The Plot Whisperer blog has been awarded Top 101 Websites for Writers for the past 10 years. For plot tips, support and inspiration, visit: http://marthaalderson.com/plot-whisperer-blog/
Basic Information
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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

Martha Alderson is the author of historical & literary fiction, non-fiction books for writers, producer of video courses for writers and bestselling author of The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master where she first introduced the Universal Story to “show” plot and transform writers’ creative lives. 

Her most recent plot book for writers is Writing Blockbuster Plots: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Plot, Structure & Scene 

The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories 

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

Writing Deep Scenes: Plotting Your Story Through Action, Emotion &Theme 

Her on-line video courses include: The 27-Step Tutorial: How Do I Plot a Novel, Memoir, Screenplay? and A Spiritual Guide for Writers:Secrets of Personal Transformation and Revise Your Novel in a Month

Visit her website for writing tips, news of her upcoming historical novel and updates: http://marthaalderson.com

Bragging rights
Martha's new historical novel is coming out soon! Check back for details. She is the best-selling author of the Plot Whisperer.
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Pleasure Point Santa Cruz, California
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California - California