Martha Alderson’s The Plot Whisperer is the most practical, accessible resource on story structure I’ve found. I recommend the book to all my students, and I follow its advice in my own work. Thanks for all you do – you’ve helped me through some tough times!" Eleanor Brown author of the New York Times bestseller The Weird Sisters
"I don’t work from an outline initially, but once the story is written, I’ll go back and make a rough outline of what I have, just to make sure the order of the scenes makes sense. It’s a technique I learned from the plot whisper Martha Alderson." Jen Doktorski author of YA novels
"Blockbuster Plots and a teleclass I took with you through the NAMW, I believe, was very helpful when I was revising my caregiving memoir several years ago. I actually charted every scene, and the process helped me move from my right brain to my left brain. The book ended up winning several awards. All the best, from another Martha." Martha Stettinius author of Inside the Dementia Epidemic
"As of right now, I am 27 days into this book and will likely have it finished and up for sale within 60 days of beginning it. In the past it takes me 4 to 6 months to write, edit, and publish a novel. I am so excited about how much your tutorial has improved my plotting methods." Ayr Bray author of Threat of Scandal
Martha’s Plot Planner had been an invaluable tool in the writing of my suspense novels; but when I began developing my memoir I thought, “Plot? Nah.” Result? Martha guided me to find the theme that formed the connective tissue for my story; she helped me realize that, even in memoir, I had to have a character arc . . . which can be achieved only via a plot arc. And, voila`! Martha, I genuflect at your feet!
“When I began writing I searched for helpful craft books, writing courses, and thoughtful advice to help me grow. I found Martha Alderson’s plotting series this way, and now I tell all writers looking for exceptional guidance to check out her plotting series. Extremely helpful.” Kendall Ryan New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling romance author of Screwed