Are you a writer who prefers to pre-plot? Or, do you simply like to jump in and begin writing without much pre-planning? Perhaps you’re just starting out and don’t know your plotting preference? Whatever kind of writer you are, you’re much more likely to finish a fast and amazing draft if you have a basic grasp of the dramatic action plot and the character emotional development plot of your stories before you begin writing. You’ll also find that if you do more pre-plotting upfront, you’ll have fewer rewrites later.
“Plot Whisperer” Martha Alderson works with writers from all over the world. She’ll share with you a simple, visual technique to help you pre-plot your story quickly in her new Oct. 9, 2014 webinar, “How to Pre-Plot & Complete a Novel or Memoir in a Month: The Benefits of Writing a Fast Draft from Beginning.” It all happens at 1 p.m. this Thursday.
You’ll also receive a template (and a free download of Martha’s plotting e-book) to help you organize your time in the actual writing phase. We guarantee you’ll finish a fast draft of your story in a month. Once you assemble the plot items on her checklist, you’ll be ready to begin your one-month writing challenge.
ABOUT THE EBOOK
All registrants of this webinar will receive the ebook The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts by Martha Alderson.
Please Note: Even if you can’t attend the live webinar, registering for this live version will enable you to receive the On Demand webinar and the ebook. Purchasing the On Demand version after the live event will not include the ebook.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
— How to structure your story in preparation of writing a fast draft
— How to pre-plot the dramatic action plot and the character emotional development plot
— The benefits of writing a fast draft from beginning to end
— The importance of reaching the end before beginning again
— Why pre-plotting ensures you’ll finish your story in the allotted time
— The best use of your time to reach your goal
— The plot items you’ll need to begin your one-month writing challenge
— How to use the one-month deadline to your advantage. Sign up for Martha’s webinar here.
Martha Alderson, also known as the Plot Whisperer, has been exploring and writing about the Universal Story for the past fifteen years as part of the support she offers to writers. She leads transformational workshops for people privately as well as teaches plot workshops to novelists, memoirists, and screenwriters privately, at plot retreats, through Learning Annex, RWA, SCBWI, CWC chapter meetings, Writer’s Digest, The Writers Store and at writers’ conferences where she takes writers beyond the words and into the very heart of a story. More recently Martha, in collaboration with literary agent Jill Corcoran, teaches a series of online, live video plot chats with writers through A Path to Publishing. https://apathtopublishing.squarespace.com
She has written several books on plot and the Universal Story as part of her Plot Whisperer series of writing resources for authors: The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts: Easy Exercises to Get You Writing , The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories, companion workbook to original The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master (Adams Media, a division of F + W Media), Blockbuster Plots Pure & Simple (Illusion Press) and several ebooks on plot.
As the founder December, International Plot Writing Month (www.plotwrimo.com), Martha manages the award-winning blog for writers: The Plot Whisperer which has been awarded honors as a top writing advice blog by Writers Digest 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Her vlog, How Do I Plot a Novel, Memoir, Screenplay (www.youtube.com/user/marthaalderson), covers 27 steps to plotting your story from beginning to end and playlists to help writers create a compelling plot for their novels, memoirs and screenplays.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
1. Anyone with an idea for a novel or memoir
2. Writers with an unfinished draft of a story
3. Writers looking for a new way to plot and write a story
4. Writers who want to challenge themselves
5. Writers who have never finished a story all the way through to the end
6. Writers who believe they are plot challenged
7. Writers who consider themselves “by-the-seat-of-the-pants” writers
8. Writers who prefer to have a firm idea of the dramatic action plot and character emotional development plot before beginning to write
HOW TO GET THE FREE EBOOK:
All registrants of this webinar will receive the ebook The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts by Martha Alderson. Instructions on how to submit your work are sent after you have purchased the webinar and officially register in Go-to-Webinar. When you have registered in GTW, you will receive a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org, which contains the information you need to access the live webinar AND instructions on how to get the ebook.
Sign up for Martha’s webinar here.