Perfecting Plot: Charting the Hero's Journey (Red Sneaker Writers Book Series)

Even the most unique and interesting characters will not engage readers if their journey the plot fails In this book, bestselling author William Bernhardt reveals the secrets that will keep readers riveted to the page He explains the importance of matching character to plot and the key distinction between surprise and coincidence Bernhardt discusses how to enrich your sEven the most unique and interesting characters will not engage readers if their journey the plot fails In this book, bestselling author William Bernhardt reveals the secrets that will keep readers riveted to the page He explains the importance of matching character to plot and the key distinction between surprise and coincidence Bernhardt discusses how to enrich your story by layering three levels of conflict and, in the final chapter, analyzes the primary plot structures that have delighted readers since the first story was told The book also includes exercises designed to help writers apply these ideas to their own writing William Bernhardt is the bestselling author of than thirty books, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid novels Bernhardt is also one of the most sought after writing instructors in the nation He is the only person to have received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B Davis Distinguished Author Award U Penn and the H Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award OSU , which is given in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals What is a red sneaker writer A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude Red sneakers get the job done and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting Are you a red sneaker writer If so, this book is for you.
Perfecting Plot Charting the Hero s Journey Red Sneaker Writers Book Series Even the most unique and interesting characters will not engage readers if their journey the plot fails In this book bestselling author William Bernhardt reveals the secrets that will keep readers ri

  • Title: Perfecting Plot: Charting the Hero's Journey (Red Sneaker Writers Book Series)
  • Author: William Bernhardt
  • ISBN: 9780989378925
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback
  • William Bernhardt William Bernhardt is an American thriller mystery suspense fiction author best known for his Ben Kincaid series of books. Red Sneaker Writers Book Series Book Series Even the most unique and interesting characters will not engage readers if their journey the plot fails In this book, bestselling author William Bernhardt reveals the secrets that will keep readers riveted to FAQs on Jurik s JMA FAQs on JMA FAQs on JMA What is the Theory Behind JMA Why does JMA have a PHASE parameter Does JMA forecast a time series Will prior JMA Similar authors to follow I love my job Even on the worst day when I can t seem to put together a coherent sentence, I am grateful for having been given this magnificent opportunity to participate in the literary exchange of ideas. How to Develop Your Creative Writing Process Writing Forward What steps do you take to get a creative writing project completed Is your method sheer madness One day, many years ago, I was working in an office The executives were having a meeting to discuss new procedures It was a hot day and the conference room FREE MultiCharts Demo AMP Futures AMP Futures AMP Futures Trading SuperCenter Cheap Commissions Excellent Customer Service Huge Platform Selection Over Trading Platforms Data Feeds Office Automation Ltd Stephen Bullen s Excel Page Stephen Bullen s Excel Page, containing many tools and examples for Microsoft Excel. A Beginner s Guide to the Star Trek Universe Vulture Star Trek is a behemoth of a franchise.Running over years, it has had five live action series, one animated series, several films, comics, novelizations, and an extremely obsessive fandom I Shows B Street Theatre Upstairs at The B Presents Seekers of The Strange October , Other Entertainment Series Based off of the classic model of Dungeons and Dragons, company member John Lamb will bring live role playing to the stage. On the Thomas Pynchon Trail Vulture Aug , Tom is quite a writer He s been credited, justly, with perfecting encyclopedic postmodernism in his third novel, Gravity s Rainbow, as well as

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    1. The title is misleading: though it does speak eloquently about the intersection of plot and character, there is nothing in this book about the plot system known as the hero's journey. Which isn't a bad thing, but I think readers will expect that from the title. This book is part of a series the thriller author calls the Red Sneakers series of how-to's for writers. Borrowed for free from Prime, and it was okay. The chapter on conflict might be good to convince my writing students of the need for [...]

    2. While Bernhardt explains at the outset that this book is intended as instruction, it is a very entertaining little book in a wonderful series on writing. The idea is that Bernhardt is going to tell us how to write a great plot. He is very clear on the mechanics, but what makes it entertaining is that he gives illustrative examples and shares his own feelings and critiques. Thus, one gains great insight. So, if you are planning on writing a novel one day, this is great instruction. If you are int [...]

    3. Really a 2.5, but what can you do? I read these kinds of things from time to time as motivators. I'll give it three full stars because some of the reference material was interesting. However, I thought he referenced things too often. Especially given there's a prelude that says the book is short because he doesn't feel the need to reference things I skimmed some of the examples because I found myself thinking "I got it the first time." Honestly, I don't think I read anything in here that I didn' [...]

    4. Another great for aspiring writersI really enjoy this series by Bernhardt. The books (and this is the third I've read) aren't too long, but that's because they're concise, the advice is straightforward, and the exercises are actually useful. He doesn't seem to write just to make himself sound literary but rather offers sound guidance. This book on plot was particularly good; it furthered the details on character development and outlining and brought it all together with constructive ways to use [...]

    5. How can I review a book that is directed to writers and aspiring writers?I just can give my opinion on it. This book, and the others in the Red Sneaker series, were a total discovery for me. All the concepts explained here are things all writers must know to have a decent development. Some of these concepts are common sense, but are easily overlooked. One thing I really liked was that the author wrote the books like recipes for "cooking" well crafted stories. William Bernhardt has become one of [...]

    6. Third book in Bernhardt's writing series I've read. By this time, I got used to his style and made peace with the fact that these books are split into small topical chunks rather than making up one big book covering all angles of writing. Like 'Dynamic Dialogue' and 'Creating Character,' this one offers some good tips. I was a little dismayed because Bernhardt doesn't seem to have a lot of sympathy for writers who don't outline everything first. I'm one of those writers, so that rubbed me a litt [...]

    7. Overall, sound advice for getting your plot right. I particularly enjoyed his summary of the "5 basic plots" and his exercises (Red Sneaker series for writers) at the end of each of the eight chapters. However, my goodness, the typos!! Series books seem to be particularly guilty of sloppy editing and I cannot give a 4 or 5-star rating to any book -- no matter the quality of content -- if it is sloppily put together.

    8. I have to echo what others have said: the title is misleading as there is very little that even references the classic character arc known as the Hero's Journey. However, that aside, this is still an excellent little primer on plot and character. There's not much here that's absolutely new, but it's a fast read full of useful reminders for old hands and solid foundational knowledge for those with less experience.

    9. While I love his book in this series on Character, this one was boring and didn't give me any new information or even propel me to find information or inspire me to get on with my writing. Not sure this needs it's own topical book.

    10. William Bernhardt's Red Sneakers Writing series is one of the most useful writer's aids I've come across. They're like Cole's Notes version of writing books, and each volume focuses on a specific aspect. Concise, and packed with useful hints and tips.

    11. One of the best books I've read. All writers should read this. Excellent advice presented in a clear and easy to follow manner. Examples to back up each point made, and helpful lists at the end. I loved this book and will be looking for others in this series.

    12. A little repetitive if you've read the other books, but it clearly shows how structure, plot, and characters are all intertwined. Lots of great info and insight; will be working through exercises soon!

    13. While some advice was simplistic, I enjoyed the straightforward ideas and practices. The exercises won't solve all your writerly problems, but they'll definitely help you start the daunting novel-writing process.

    14. There's a lot of great information in this book. If you're an aspiring author YOU WILL BENEFIT. I guarantee it. This is the third book I've read in the series in it's been my favorite so far.

    15. A good book explaining the process of plotting from concept to completion. Handy references in the back section can be very useful in developing one's own style. THANKS

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