Rock Your Plot

  • by Cathy Yardley
  • Narrated by Cathy Yardley, Michael Anthony Johnson
  • 1 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Are you stuck trying to write a novel? Have you tried writing several stories, only to stall out in the middle and move on to a new project? Do you like the idea of plot outlines, but have difficulty figuring out what happens next, or what should happen where? Or are you a writer who hates outlining, preferring to write a novel organically - but still feel like your story needs more plot and structure?
Outlining, whether it's just the turning points or a comprehensive scene by scene plot outline, might help you get past your block.
Rock Your Plot: A Simple System for Plotting Your Novel teaches a clear, flexible process to help you with your:

Premise: Test your premise for inherent conflict and sustainability.
Characterization: Create strong characters with urgent goals, understandable motivation, and tons of obstacles.
Plot outline, turning points: Use those characters to build logical and powerful plot points and complete character arcs.
Plot outline, scene-by-scene: Develop a sequence of dynamic scenes that propels your reader through your story.

This audiobook goes straight to the point, putting theory in plain language, adding examples from blockbuster stories, and finishing each section with exercises designed to help you work with your characters to write a novel that excites you... and your readers.

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Very Helpful Outlines & Bonus Material

This is practical help, not just theory and blabber. She offers online supplemental downloads to go along with the info in the book. It is short, to the point and motivating. She narrated it herself so you get her personality and humor, but it is read at various speeds sometimes and while you can listen comfortably at 1.25X speed, some sentences are spoken very fast. Overall, I would recommend for someone interested in writing. I also recommend 'The Successful Novelist' by David Morrell. Hope this helps. Later.
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- avoidthelloyd

Take Notes, every word is a gem

Excellent book on plot. Flies at you at a very quick pace and I suggest you have a note book ready to dot down the pearls of wisdom. Follow this book and you are on your way to writing success.
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- Michael "Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-20-2013
  • Publisher: Cathy Yardley Wilson