One Guiding Decision : Plot It
We have ONE GUIDING DECISION for our writing, and that's related to Plot. However, the preliminary Plot Decision is to determine which of the 7 types of plot we're writing. Everything else comes from that ... even if we're writing avant garde literary fiction. The decision we makes builds the foundation.
Think like a Pro: New Advent for Writers is copyright 2017, with the revised edition in 2018.
Atonement, Ian McEwan (film and book)
the classic fairy tale of Cinderella
Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey
Deborah Moggach's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (film)
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
the film Bonnie & Clyde
Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol
The book also discusses Peter Benchley's Jaws (film), Tyler Perry's Good Deeds, Homer's Odyssey, one nonfiction by Bill Bryson entitled A Walk in the Woods, Tragedy of Macbeth by Shakespeare, and the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.
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The Think/Pro planner for writers can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Pro-Planner-M-Lee/dp/1983248673/Christopher Booker's 7 Basic Plots