The Plot Machine

  • by Dale Kutzera
  • Narrated by Dale Kutzera
  • 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There are a lot of books on story structure, but only The Plot Machine presents a step-by-step guide to designing a story. In clear, precise language, this guide discusses the various types of stories we tell, their specific parts, and how they are assembled. Say good-bye to staring at the blank page waiting for lightning to strike. Just put a few coins in the plot machine, and write better stories faster.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good nuts and bolts information on plotting

What did you love best about The Plot Machine?

The information is to the point, and covers the major types of plots.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narration is wooden but serviceable.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. I listened to several parts over again to absorb the information.

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- James

Basic Information: Does Not Live Up to Subtitle

If you've read a book on writing before, you'll learn nothing new here. I don't have a problem with that. Having the essentials of storytelling hardwired into your brain can't be a bad thing, so I don't mind hearing things I've heard before. That said, when you claim one will "Write Better Stories Faster," and you don't provide any original tips on how one would do that, well, I can't rate this higher than three stars. If the subtitle were, "The Elements of Storytelling," I'd have given it five stars.
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- Jay Quintana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-03-2015
  • Publisher: Salmon Bay Books