Writing Deep Scenes PDF/EPUB ☆ Writing Deep eBook

Writing Deep Scenes PDF/EPUB ☆ Writing Deep eBook

Writing Deep Scenes ➼ Writing Deep Scenes Free ➲ Author Martha Alderson – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Take a Deep Dive into Plot and Scene and Improve Your WritingWhether you're planning your first novel or have already written a first draft you need to master the concepts of plot and scene to truly r Take a Deep Dive into Plot and Scene and Improve Your WritingWhether you're planning your first novel or have already written a first draft you need to master the concepts of plot and Writing Deep eBook ¶ scene to truly realize your story's potential Writing Deep Scenes teaches you how to write strong layered and engaging scenes the secret to memorable page turning plots It's filled with practical tools for building layers and nuance into your scenes employing the right scene types at the right junctures and developing a profound understanding of how plot and scene intertwineInside you'll learnHow scenes are comprised of three key layers action emotion and themeHow to recognize each layer and weave them seamlessly into a sceneHow to develop an intricate relationship between the action and emotion in every sceneHow thematic imagery embedded in scenes increases a story's tension and contributes to the story's meaningUsing contemporary examples from a variety of genres Writing Deep Scenes provides an effective method for plotting at the scene level Use these techniues and enrich your fiction and memoirs with page turning suspense and pathos and explore new depths in every story you write.

  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • Writing Deep Scenes
  • Martha Alderson
  • English
  • 04 November 2014
  • 9781599638836

About the Author: Martha Alderson

wwwmarthaaldersoncomsubscribe plot MARTHA ALDERSON MA is the author of the best selling The Plot Whisperer She writes novels for readers plot books for writers and most recently Boundless Creativity A Spiritual Workbook for Writing Deep eBook ¶ Overcoming Self Doubt Emotional Traps and Other Creative Blocks for anyone looking to enrich their lives with creativity and inspiration Other books Writing Blockbuster Plots and Writing Deep Scenes The Plot Whisperer Workbook The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts as well as several ebooks Look for her latest novel Parallel Lives A Love Story coming out summer She lives and writes in Santa Cruz Learn about Alderson on her website and connect with her on Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter and YoutubeShe has produced on line video courses for writers including The Step Tutorial HOW DO I PLOT A NOVEL MEMOIR SCREENPLAY A SPIRITUAL GUIDE FOR WRITERS SECRETS OF PEROSNAL TRANSFORMATION and PlotWriMo REVISE YOUR NOVEL IN A MONTH She lives and writes in Santa Cruz and blogs about writing and a writer’s life at the award winning Plot Whisperer blog.

10 thoughts on “Writing Deep Scenes

  1. Gwen Mitchell Gwen Mitchell says:

    I appreciate all the effort the authors put into this book however I'm sorry to say I did not come away feeling like I had learned anything The writing is top notch but I actually found it overwhelming to read For what it is a how to book it was overly descriptive and used too many big words and I'm not a lazy reader by any means I often found my eyes crossing and had to read sentencesparagraphs multiple times At the same time upon reaching the end of a section I did not feel that I had learned anything new Maybe I've read too many books on how to plot and they all start to sound the same or maybe I had too high of expectations This is my personal opinion it didn't work with my learning style and didn't present anything new for seasoned writers Maybe a novice would find meat here

  2. Terri Terri says:

    It's taking me a long time to read Writing Deep Scenes The content is rich and the information is presented in a interesting engaging manner The authors' love and respect for writing and authors is evident on every page As I read I find myself stopping to apply their principles to my own writing I am the author of seven published novels and several unpublished Each book has been challenging especially the middle I used to suffer from what I called mired in the middle The authors solution to sagging middles is both simple and brilliant Their description of scene types has helped me identify missing pieces of my current work in progress This is the best kind of writing book the kind that sends you back to manuscript with fresh ideas

  3. Debora Halluni Debora Halluni says:

    This book was the second one that helped me so much get a better understanding and inside look on how a novel is created as well as teaching me the basics to use on my own novel

  4. Russell Ricard Russell Ricard says:

    Revved up after reading Martha Alderson and Jordan Rosenfeld’s Writing Deep Scenes Plotting Your Story Through Action Emotion ThemeI’m impressed with how this co authored book reads as a singular voice throughout There is a seamless conversational tone that feels like a one on one coaching session with an editor or coach who encourages the writer to dig deeper and move toward exciting storytellingFirst there is an overview of plot scenes and scene types and then Alderson and Rosenfeld delve deeply into the layers of Action “what happens” Emotion “how characters and readers feel throughout the journey” and Theme “the meaning produced in the process” The author’s guide you toward stronger scene by scene forward movement and ultimately a tighter and engaging plotThere are expertly cited examples of both classical and modern literature across genre that illustrate Alderson and Rosenfeld’s points on how to effectively engage readers through plot—again with the use of scenes that delve further into Action Emotion and ThemeThe role of emotion “how characters and readers feel throughout the journey” is I find something that is overlooked in writer’s how toreference books; however I feel it is a vital element of the craft of storytelling That said I particularly appreciate Alderson and Rosenfeld’s reminders of how emotion in individual scenes and throughout the entire story one seeks to tell can effectively serve a plot’s forward momentum—no matter the genreAs the author’s suggest the deeper a writer delves into the Actions Emotions and Themes that build the scenes and plot of her or his story the better it will resonate with readersI’m uite pleased to have this new inspirational intellectually satisfying and emotionally charged addition to my own writer’s toolbox I’m certain that I’ll refer to Writing Deep Scenes time and again as I delve deeper into my own manuscripts

  5. Kirkley Kirkley says:

    I got a strong sense of the ‘what’ in this book ie ‘the characteristics of a good scene’ but definitely not the ‘how’ as in ‘how to make that happen’ ie practical tips It could be better but I’m not sure how Maybe this book could just write my book for me Or at least tell me about how to do it I would have liked for there to be description analysis and examples of the 15 scene types mentioned in the book and felt that the authors kind of uickly blew by that essential and foundational information how to write a strong scene Instead they left it up to the scene excerpts to do the work for them I’m definitely starting to wonder how helpful it actually is to read ‘craft’ books on writing after reading this book I now—possibly as a conseuence of reading Deep Scenes—feel a strong need to devour lots of actual fiction to better understand the workings of character and story

  6. Lisa Marie Lisa Marie says:

    To all my writer friends this is one book you should read I like to write myself and I don't have much money Reading this was just as informative as taking classes or attending a conference The book focuses on different types of scenes found in novels as well as three basic elements action emotion and theme After reading this book I feel as if I have a better understanding of the transformation the main character needs to take I also appreciate what I learned in relation to the theme of my story The authors came up with great suggestions on how to improve your story's theme something I rarely paid attention to before Every author to be needs to read or own a copy of Writing Deep Scenes

  7. Charlie Charlie says:

    A bulk of the good information is in the front half of this while the back half over extends some explanations Some readers will appreciate the extra detail but I could have done with about 60% less book Overall not a bad point of view on writing

  8. Rachel Rachel says:

    Let me start this by saying that at one point the authors reference Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn and then proceed to describe her novel Dark Places instead It was referenced correctly later in the book but that mistake drove me wild and made me doubt many of the other things I read in this book Why wasn’t that caught in editing?I’m a writer and am currently working on a final draft of a novel that I hope to get traditionally published I picked up this book in the hopes it would help me figure out 1 how to outline my plots better and 2 how to figure out which scenes are necessary and which scenes should be cut from my early drafts I liked the explanation of the four basic parts of a plot and which scenes work best in which parts The first half of this book pretty much addressed what I wanted to get from it However I finished this book feeling unsure who this is intended for It’s obviously not for novice writers as there is a certain level of knowing how to construct compelling plot and characters assumed But I’m also not sure if it’s for writers like me who have written enough to know generally what we’re doing but might need refinement for techniue The advice here felt very repetitive and a lot of the breakdowns of scene types were borderline juvenile I wasn’t impressed by the many examples from published works given either mostly because the sheer number of them felt like filler There weren’t always good enough explanations of why they were relevant for me to understand why they were included I also have a bone to pick with the reductionist nature of the advice in this book because there were many points where advice was proffered as law than as suggestions What if for example you have than one protagonist? What if you don’t subscribe to the idea that visual imagery of theme is essential in a good book? I felt like genre fiction specifically fantasy science fiction and horror got ignored here I did glean some helpful things from this book but all in all I’m left a bit disappointed

  9. Emily Buehler Emily Buehler says:

    I didn't get much out of this book It seemed to contain a lot of potentially worthwhile content so it may be that it simply did not help me as a writer or did not help me at this point in my writing career Maybe other writers would value it or maybe I will come back to it someday and get out of itThe information seemed complicated; the book presents three types of material action emotion dialogue various stages a book goes through along with four energetic markers and a slew of scene types It contains specifics like the length of this section must be about twice the length of that section and this marker must occur at this point in the book and things must get better and then worse until we reach the such and such point I'm paraphrasing; I don't want to take the time to provide actual uotes The book also uses a concept of shadows and light that I could not followI tried to apply the ideas to my work in progress and could not fit them at all So either my writing is not very advanced or this book's ideas are not the end all be all of writing books Overall it felt like a very complicated system that left me confounded; about a third of the way through I started skimming and ultimately it became a DNFTwo final complaints 1 The book explains that it uses the term demonstrate don't lecture instead of the well used show don't tell; but then it's not clear that the new term differs from the old and to me the new term actually seems less appropriate so it's not clear why it was even introduced 2 The book uses comprised of several times when composed of would be correct Misuse of comprise is a pet peeve of mine Assuming I understand the word correctly which I may notI'm glad to have the book on my shelf of writing craft books and maybe a day will come when the material will make sense to me I struggled with a rating and erred on the high side because the book was recommended and seems to help other writers

  10. Rachel Rachel says:

    Let me start by saying this is probably the first non fiction book I've read since college and even back then I did my best to skim Non fiction just isn't really my thing and this book has a very technical voice Plot is how the dramatic events action in a story change andor transform the main character emotion over time in a meaningful way theme The degree of character change or transformation can vary dramatically depending on the genreI can't even read that without hearing a professor voice in my head That being said I'm glad I read this Once you pick through the technical jargon there is a lot of good advice and while reading through it from front to end I was able to highlight my favorites which turned out to be 38 pieces of note I found the types of scenes and developing the theme of your novel especially helpful and I'm sure I'll be going back to read those again I think though this book would be better in that sense To just pick through the parts you need and not read the entire thing But then again how do you know what you'll need until you read through it?

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