Monday, October 31, 2005

WRITE GREAT FICTION series

Today, I'm going to start my review of some writing books that have helped me tremendously. They are the WRITE GREAT FICTION series published by Writer's Digest Books. The first book I'm going to talk about in this series is by James Scott Bell and is titled Plot & Structure. This book is an AWESOME help in figuring out the structure of your novel, and the plotting devices utilized by various writers. As a seat-of-the-pants writer myself, this book really helped me look into plotting SOME and lining up some scenes, etc. I'm currently working on implementing these suggestions in my current wip, and I have to say, I'm liking it. Oh, I don't think I'll ever get to the point where I write an extensive outline/synopsis to write from, but having a general overview has been fun to set up. I recommend you get the book if you're serious about plotting and setting up a structure in your novel!

4 comments:

Heather Diane Tipton said...

Plot & Structure

*shudder*

CHickey said...

I've ordered this book. Can't wait to get it and begin using it. I, too, am a "seat of the pants" but I'm sure this book will make my writing flow easier.

Dineen A. Miller said...

So you're back! And yes, I'm writing. More like squeezing water from a rock. But I'm writing!

Robin Caroll said...

The book really helps put plotting and structure into easy-to-use format. I've found it to be extremely helpful, even for a SOTP writer! LOL