• Plotting: Step-by-Step

  • Essential Story Plotting, Conflict Writing and Plotline Tricks Any Writer Can Learn (Writing Best Seller, Book 4)
  • By: Sandy Marsh
  • Narrated by: Erin Fossa
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-22-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sandy Marsh
  • 5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Your "Why" for writing will also be their "Why" for reading. 

Are you struggling to take your story to the next level? Would you like to know the best ways to create intrigue and have your readers rave about your book? Plotting is a step-by-step guide that takes you through the process of developing compelling plots from beginning to end.  

With tips and tricks taken straight from professional writers, the novelist will learn how to use plotlines for maximum effect while retaining creative freedom.  

Making conflict real 

Plotting helps the author weave suspense through improved conflict writing, centered around a developing plot. Characters are challenged and affected and emerge changed in ways that infuse emotions in your readers so that they cannot help but be personally invested in the welfare of your protagonist.  

Marsh explains in concise, straightforward language and with clear examples the benefits of knowing where you are going with your novel; where the plotline starts (exposition) to how it ends (resolution) and how working with an overview helps to captivate readers in terms of the lessons learned and the experience of life through the eyes of your characters.  

Eight steps to conflict resolution 

This audiobook acts as a go-to framework for all levels of writers and introduces an eight-step process to adding substance to your story through plotting; these include:   

  • Get inspired
  • Getting direction
  • Turn your ideas into a story
  • Create your story arc
  • Start with the end

From understanding the basic principles of a plotline to placing your characters into situations that will help you get inside their head more, Marsh demonstrates the ways to make a plot event a more profound experience for the reader, to activate emotions and keep them engaged until the end of the book.

©2018 Sandy Marsh (P)2018 Sandy Marsh

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love this book


I absolutely LOVE this book. Very helpful to listen and RE-listen when i get stuck on my story and need to think it out.

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good for beginners

I enjoyed this book for the most part. I felt the author provided a lot of quick and easy-to-follow info and I'm sure I'll be using her advice in my explanation

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Step by Step guide

This book is about Plotting: Step-by-Step
Essential Story Plotting, Conflict Writing and Plotline Tricks Any Writer Can Learn

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well narrated

It is an awesome book, it is very interesting to listen to it. I really like the way for the author takes us inside the book. really good job by the narrator.

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love it

this book has been very helpful and extremely accurate! I'll definitely be referencing back to it!! thank you

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highly recommended

All instructions and recommendations are very detailed, clear, effective and helpful. I liked this book very much and I would recommend it for those in need of this type of information.

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informative book

This book will help you in Plotting subjects. The basics are easy to understand. It's definitely for beginners, but you'll have enough knowledge to get by when you finish it.

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personal way

you will suddenly find yourself getting much more from this book than the mere arguments the author makes. It will become significant to you in a unique and personal way.

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Nice cover

Really, really liked the first section of this book (the plot planner). Shed a lot of light on how to handle the overall journey of the plot without getting lost in the tangle that is the middle.

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Practical. Real. On target.

A basic course on planning and using plots when writing. Structure and the use of scene are discussed. Several stories by well known writers are evaluated for their use of plot. An interested read for any aspiring writer.