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Perfecting Plot: Charting the Hero's Journey Audiobook

Perfecting Plot: Charting the Hero's Journey: Red Sneaker Writers Book, Volume 3

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Publisher's Summary

Even the most unique and interesting characters will not engage readers if their journey - the plot - fails.

In this audiobook, best-selling author William Bernhardt reveals the secrets that will keep readers riveted to the page. He explains the importance of matching character to plot and the key distinction between surprise and coincidence. Bernhardt discusses how to enrich your story by layering three levels of conflict and, in the final chapter, analyzes the primary plot structures that have delighted readers since the first story was told. The audiobook also includes exercises designed to help writers apply these ideas to their own writing.

William Bernhardt is the best-selling author of more than 30 books, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid novels. Bernhardt is also one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the nation. He is the only person to have received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (U Penn) and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (OSU), which is given “in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.”

The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals. What is a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this audiobook is for you.

©2013 William Bernhardt Writing Programs (P)2014 Babylon Books

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    Amazon Customer Surfside, Australia 01-28-15
    Amazon Customer Surfside, Australia 01-28-15 Listener Since 2006
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    The most helpful book ever for newbies to craft. .This has also helped me with writers block by refocusing my view..

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    J.R. 07-20-16
    J.R. 07-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    Though this book has some information of value in it, it is exhaustingly boring.
    The writer/reader has a great voice, but has almost no personality. He reads with a dull monotone throughout the entire book.

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    GWDFILMS(Chris) 05-23-16
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    Love it in all aspects...... Thanks William keep it up. Keep buying his books u will never be regretful

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    drew stanmore, Australia 01-06-16
    drew stanmore, Australia 01-06-16
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    What made the experience of listening to Perfecting Plot: Charting the Hero's Journey the most enjoyable?

    He helps with many plots, not just the hero plot.


    What does William Bernhardt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is very clear and offers a lot of great information.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    He makes you laugh at times.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy the series.

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    Julia 11-26-15
    Julia 11-26-15 Member Since 2013

    I listen to a lot of audiobooks.

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    Pretty good, but I found this to be more of an introductory course, kind of a 101 series rather than an in depth review and insight. Good for beginners.

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    Marissa 09-02-15
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    Love the stories and advice. Very useful. Would highly recommend. Now onto the dialogue book.

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    "Excellent successful nct, clear and inspiring"

    Excellent successful nct, clear and inspiring. Reader had nice tone great match for subject. Will look for more by this author

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