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Plot Planners for Writers

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Writers benefit from a visual representation of the plot / structure of your stories. The Plot Planner (and original plot board) shows how the 3 essential plots rise and fall together – 1) Dramatic Action 2) Character Emotional Development create 3) Thematic Significance. When you begin planning your plot, your Plot Planner is likely sketchy with lots of gaps and dead-ends, but these will be smoothed over and filled in as you come to know your story and characters better.

Control the pacing of your novel, memoir, screenplay plot your scenes to rise and fall in the dynamic pattern Plot Planner found in all great stories.

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"This is how I plot. I do a graph for both external and internal plots. I wouldn't want to giveaway any spoilers for the book, but you could get The Plot Whisperer book It's helpful!" Brenda Drake author of Touching Fate

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Plot Whisperer style!! First quarter revised plot scenes! You are the best Martha Alderson!! (Kellyn on Facebook)

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"New story went on the plot planner this morning!" (via A Path to Publishing Facebook Group)

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Love when I stumble across Plot Planners on social media -- this one from twitter!

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How to Use a Plot Planner: A plot planner enables you to keep the larger picture of your story in full view as you concentrate on writing individual scenes.

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yet another example of a writer's Plot Planner

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"Home office. I call this spot the Plot Cafe. cc @plotwhsiperer" Melissa Gorzelanczyk

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"Invaluable tool = Martha Alderson's plot planner. Next up...the same diagram 4 character development." via Brandy Brown on Twitter

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