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20 Master Plots and How to Build Them
F + W Media, October 2011, Pages: 240
This book shows the reader how to take timeless storytelling structures and make them immediate, now, for fiction that's universal in how it speaks to the reader's heart and contemporary in detail and impact. Each chapter includes brief excerpts and descriptions of fiction from many times, many genres - myth and fairy tale, genre and mainstream fiction, film plots of all types, short story and novel. Find 20 fundamental plots that recur through all fiction - with analysis and examples - that outline benefits and warnings, for writers to adapt and elaborate in their own fiction.
Presents 20 fundamental plots that recur through all fiction -- with analysis and examples -- outlining benefits and warnings, for writers to adapt and elaborate in their own fiction.
The lowest common plot denominators
The strong Force
Twenty master plots: prologue
Master plot #1: Quest
Master plot #2: Adventure
Master Plot #3: Pursuit
Master plot #4: Rescue
Master plot #5: Escape
Master plot #6: Revenge
Master plot #7: The riddle
Master plot #8: Rivalry
Master Plot #9: Underdog
Master plot #10: Temptation
Maste plot #11: Metamorphosis
Master plot #12: Transformation
Master plot #13: Maturation
Master plot #14: Love
Master plot #15: Forbidden Love
Master plot #16: Sacrifice
Master plot #17: Discovery
Master plot #18: Wretched excess
Master plots #19 and #20: Ascension and Descension
Nina Amir, the president of CopyWright Communications is a seasoned journalist, editor, author, blogger, writing coach, workshop leader, and speaker with more than 30 years of experience in the publishing field. She is the founder of Write Nonfiction in November, a blog and writing challenge, and currently writes four other blogs, including How to Blog a Book and Write Nonfiction Now! Amir has edited or written for more than 45 local, national, and international magazines, newspapers, e-zines, and newsletters, producing hundreds of articles. Her essays have been published in five anthologies.
Amir also has a proven track record as a book editor. One of her client?s books, Enlightened Leadership by Ed Oakley and Doug Krug, was self-published and then purchased and re-released by Simon & Schuster; it has sold more than 230,000 copies to date. Another, Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping, won the 1998 Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Award and went on to sell 115,000+ copies. Amir now resides with her husband and two children in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Los Gatos, CA.