Holly Lisle's Create A Plot Clinic

  • Title: Holly Lisle's Create A Plot Clinic
  • Author: Holly Lisle
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  • Page: 465
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  • Holly Lisle s Create A Plot Clinic Struggling to put together a compelling coherent plot Have a stack of stalled page novel starts Have a finished manuscript and the sinking feeling something s wrong Pro novelist Holly Lisle walks
    Struggling to put together a compelling, coherent plot Have a stack of stalled 30 page novel starts Have a finished manuscript and the sinking feeling something s wrong Pro novelist Holly Lisle walks you through the simple, fun, effective techniques she s used to plot her 30 published novels and counting Learn to plot without fear of error, to enjoy a process that keStruggling to put together a compelling, coherent plot Have a stack of stalled 30 page novel starts Have a finished manuscript and the sinking feeling something s wrong Pro novelist Holly Lisle walks you through the simple, fun, effective techniques she s used to plot her 30 published novels and counting Learn to plot without fear of error, to enjoy a process that keeps your story fresh, to adapt your plot to brilliant middle of the book inspiration WITHOUT derailing your writing process, and much Holly Lisle s Create A Plot Clinic is a funny, relaxed, and comprehensive start to finish course with a step by step process that includes worksheets, examples, and how to advice for writers of every genre, and for every experience level from absolute beginner with no idea how to get started, to published pro looking for an easier way to beat a tight deadline.

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    About Holly Lisle


    1. Holly Lisle has been writing fiction professionally since 1991, when she sold FIRE IN THE MIST, the novel that won her the Compton Crook Award for best first novel She has to date published than thirty novels and several comprehensive writing courses She has just published WARPAINT, the second stand alone novel in her Cadence Drake series.Holly had an ideal childhood for a writer which is to say, it was filled with foreign countries and exotic terrains, alien cultures, new languages, the occasional earthquake, flood, or civil war, and one story about a bear, which follows So Back when I was ten years old, my father and I had finished hunting ducks for our dinner and were walking across the tundra in Alaska toward the spot on the river where we d tied our boat We had a couple miles to go by boat to get back to the Moravian Children s Home, where we lived My father was carrying the big bag of decoys and the shotgun I was carrying the small bag of ducks It was getting dark, we could hear the thud, thud, thud of the generator across the tundra, and suddenly he stopped, pointed down to a pie pan sized indentation in the tundra that was rapidly filling with water, and said, in a calm and steady voice, That s a bear footprint From the size of it, it s a grizzly The fact that the track is filling with water right now means the bear s still around Which got my attention, but not as much as what he said next I don t have the gun with me that will kill a bear, he told me I just have the one that will make him angry So if we see the bear, I m going to shoot him so he ll attack me I want you to run to the river, follow it to the boat, get the boat back home, and tell everyone what happened The rest of our walk was very quiet He was, I m sure, listening for the bear I was doing my damnedest to make sure that I remembered where the boat was, how to get to it, how to start the pull cord engine, and how to drive it back home, because I did not want to let him down We were not eaten by a bear that night but neither is that walk back from our hunt for supper a part of my life I ll ever forget I keep that story in mind as I write If what I m putting on paper isn t at least as memorable as having a grizzly stalking my father and me across the tundra while I was carrying a bag of delicious smelling ducks, it doesn t make my cut You can find Holly on her personal site HollylisleYou can find Cadence Drake, Holly s currently in progress series, on her site CadenceDrakeYou can find Holly s books, courses, writing workshops, and so on here The HowToThinkSideways Shop, as well as on , Barnes and Noble, and in a number of bookstores in the US and around the world.


    604 Comments


    1. This was actually my second time reading this little book. It's interesting for several reasons. For one, it gives a glimpse into the process of building a plot. You watch as Holly presents tools on how to think up a plot and then you watch her use the tools herself as she starts building a story. So it's like watching a writer at work. Also, a lot of info found here is completely unique to this book - things I've not seen anywhere else, and I've read A LOT of books on craft. One caveat - if you [...]

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    2. As a would-be writer, I'm always on the look-out for new writing reference books. I happened upon Holly Lisle's Create A Plot Clinic while searching . Her writing style is very friendly (and funny) and easy to understand. Her exercises are something that I am planning to put into practice, as my plotting has come to a standstill. I especially like that she uses examples after explaining the techniques. One of my biggest problems with writing books is that the authors explain, but rarely show wha [...]

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    3. I'm totally loving this book so far. It's giving me a good from-scratch-fresh-of-breath-air-re-motivated-inspiration feel to help me with the series I'm working on.*eta* Looove this book. It was easy and fun to read and very useful. I would probably call this the book to reach for when you've got writer's block or you want to write something but you don't know what.

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    4. Love all of Holly's classes, and this one was no exception! Great plot-creating techniques that can teach every writer a thing or two. She has many different options presented as well that can be chosen and adapted to each writer's personal writing style, all while keeping them on track!

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    5. Only a portion of the book was usable information for me.

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    6. I started on this book not expecting a lot. I knew it had very good reviews, but so had other how-to writing and plotting books I'd read, and those weren't that impressive. Holly Lisle's Create A Plot Clinic surprised me though. The book shows you not just one, but several ways in which you can plot, fix your plot, edit or revise your plot, and rearrange your plot; before, during or after writing; and it has advise for people who like plotting as well as for those that don't and just wing their [...]

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    7. This is my first book by Holly Lisle but it won't be my last!Like Holly, I believe that the muse isn't some strange wispy mythical beast that comes and goes at a whim. I think of it more like a recalcitrant child that pouts in a corner. Whether you trick it into helping or take a more direct approach it can be brought out of its funk and made to help with the techniques in the book. I've used several of them already to help me move things along with my current fiction project. As with all books [...]

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    8. This is 4.5 stars and the only reason I'd consider rounding down is because the price tag felt pretty high. On the other hand, I think I got ten bucks worth of information from the text.ough not in the way I'd initially expected.Despite the title, this is really a brainstorming guide rather than a structure guide. Some of the exercises were ones I'd used before, others didn't hit the mark, but some are going into my notebook of high-quality tips to pull out whenever I get stuck. This time around [...]

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    9. Highly recommend this book partnered with "Create A Character" by same author. Thses are the two main books that I highly suggest to improve your writing of plots and getting characters with substance.By folllowing the guidance of Holly's techniques, you will see your writing improve as well as brainstorm for ideas that you thought were not possible.

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    10. Holly Lisles writes the best series of books related to writing. I have read nearly everything that she has written. She outlines a process and gives advice and tips that are out of the ordinary for breaking writers block. Including tips that I have personally used before reading the book. Thank you Holly for all of your help

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    11. Although I picked up a few pointers, this short book didn't cover plot development in depth. And Holly's system of using index cards didn't really speak to me. It might be just what you need, however.

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    12. I found it incredibly helpful to change my panster ways. After reading through the book, I dived into the rescue a manuscript section. I'm now rewriting from a stack of colour-coded scene cards. My novel has a plan.

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    13. A really, really great book with many good ideas to try. The biggest problem I had was that in a couple spots her politics became REALLY obvious. I really don't want a rant about political correctness in a book about writing.

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    14. Review to be added later.

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    15. This is a fabulous writing resource, even though I'm not an outliner. I'll definitely be reading all the other clinics.

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    16. Very useful when wrestling the muse, either during story creation or when things go splat and you're on deadline.

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    17. Excellent, thorough, very usable book.

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    18. Holly shares great tools for developing and revising plots. Looking forward to using some on my next story.

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    19. Some interesting pointers.

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    20. Hands-on approach with more useful tips than one could have wished for.

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