From time to time I have recommended various books on writing, and shared the wisdom of some of the great writers. I don’t know or pretend to pass judgment on the wisdom or fame of Aaron Allston, but I can say that his new book on plotting is worth the money and the time to read. It includes basics on plotting for the beginning writer and insight into solving plotting problems for the seasoned writer.
Aaron Allston Releases Plotting: A Novelist‘s Workout Guide
New York Times bestselling novelist Aaron Allston has released his first full-length nonfiction work in e-book form.
Plotting: A Novelist’s Workout Guide describes the craft of plotting novels. In the book, Allston provides methods for creating scenes, determining the meaning and functions of story events, shaping plots and sub-plots, developing character arcs and themes, fixing plot problems, and writing outlines. Also included are numerous writing exercises and Blood Kin, a complete outline for a novel, demonstrating the plotting process from initial concept to finished proposal.
Title: Plotting: A Novelist’s Workout Guide
Price: &9.99 USD
Publisher: ArcherRat Publishing (www.archerrat.com)
Length: 120,000 words
Central Texas native Aaron Allston, who has 25 years’ professional experience as a fiction writer, is best known for his work in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. His bibliography includes 22 novels and numerous pieces of short fiction released by traditional publishers such as Del Rey Books, Baen Books, Tor Books, and Bantam Books, and digital publishers including WordFire Press. ArcherRat Publishing, publisher of Plotting: A Novelist’s Workout Guide, is Allston’s digital self-publishing line.
With colleague Michael A. Stackpole, Allston has for years taught the Inner Circle Writers’ Seminars at venues across the United States. Their next teaching appearance, in association with acclaimed science fiction author Timothy Zahn, will be as guest lecturers at Arizona State University.
Plotting: A Novelist’s Workout Guide is available from:
- Amazon’s Kindle Store, in standard Kindle format — visit http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BFF1BJ8.
- ArcherRat Publishing, in ePub, HTML, Mobipocket (used by Kindle), and PDF formats — visit http://www.archerrat.com/.
For additional information, please e-mail Aaron Allston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check this book out if you like. List some of the books you’ve already read on the subject of plotting that have helped you solve your plotting troubles.
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