✓ Writing Deep Scenes: Plotting Your Story Through Action, Emotion, and Theme || ☆ PDF Read by ✓ Martha Alderson Jordan E. Rosenfeld
Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM By Martha Alderson Jordan E. Rosenfeld

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 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 witTake 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 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 intertwine.Inside you ll learn How scenes are comprised of three key layers action, emotion, and theme.How to recognize each layer and weave them seamlessly into a scene.How to develop an intricate relationship between the action and emotion in every scene.How thematic imagery embedded in scenes increases a story s tension and contributes to the story s meaning.Using contemporary examples from a variety of genres, Writing Deep Scenes provides an effective method for plotting at the scene level Use these techniques and enrich your fiction and memoirs with page turning suspense and pathos, and explore new depths in every story you write.
  • Title: Writing Deep Scenes: Plotting Your Story Through Action, Emotion, and Theme
  • Author: Martha Alderson Jordan E. Rosenfeld
  • ISBN: 9781599638836
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback

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Gwen Mitchell Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
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 sentences/paragraphs multiple times. At the same time, upon reaching the end of a section, I did not feel that [...]
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Terri Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
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 so [...]
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Russell Ricard Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
Revved up after reading Martha Alderson and Jordan Rosenfeld’s Writing Deep Scenes (Plotting Your Story Through Action, Emotion, & Theme).I’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 more exciting storytelling.First, there is an overview of plot, scenes, and scene types, and then Alder [...]
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Charles Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
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.
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Rachel Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
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 and/or 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 genre.I can't even read that without hearing a profe [...]
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Lisa Marie Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
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 [...]
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Ryan Neely Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
Great, great, great book. This was a phenomenal look into the standard modern story structure, as well as a deeper look into scenes themselves. This should be a must-read for any aspiring writer, be it screenplay, novel, short story, or stage play. Anything with a plot and scenes read this book.
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Debra Daniels-zeller Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
I wasn't really impressed with this book until the second half when I felt like I learned new information about writing scenes and characters. Much of the first section contained advice I've gleaned from every other book on writing fiction, and it was written as if readers were not experienced fiction writers or had never read a book about writing fiction before. I liked reading about the differnt types of scenes, how everything starts and ends with characters and their emotions. but my overall [...]
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Luci Ayyat Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
This book started out so strong, I was loving it. But then it faltered in the emotion sections and got boring for me in the theme section. The advice and examples were all good. I can say I learned a lot by reading it. Building layers of a novel is well covered by this book. But somewhere in the middle it sagged and I had to force myself to finish it. I'm torn between 3 and 4 stars, but will go with 4 stars simply because it has solid advice that is well presented.
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Thomas Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
I'll post a longer, more thoughtful review later, I believe this is a must read for fiction writers. What I appreciated most was how the authors broke down well-known stories on a scene-by-scene level as they examined how action, emotion, and theme are so crucial to structuring a good story.
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Marrije Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
Very dry at times, but the examples from novels to illustrate what they mean make up for it and help make the book quite useful after all. But definitely don't read this one if you're starting out on your first novel - that way despair lies.
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Alexandra Mars Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
I found this book very helpful.This book has provided me new insight on my writing. I learned so many new things that I didn't know. This is a must read for any writer.
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A.M. Bochnak Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
Lots of great advice and practical solutions to improving your story in this one.
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Heather Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
I have mildly mixed feelings about Writing Deep Scenes: Plotting Your Story Through Action, Emotion, and Theme (by Martha Alderson and Jordan Rosenfeld). It feels very mechanical at first, with terms like “Energetic Markers” and “thematic significance statement”. Maybe those are helpful things, but I suspect it’ll turn some writers off. Which is a shame, because there’s a lot of good stuff in this book. If nothing else, going back and reading it after you’ve written your first draf [...]
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Elizabeth Clare Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
Elizabeth Clare Writing Deep Scenes . . . thank you Martha Alderson and Jordan Rosenfeld for your combined creative intelligence. Thank you for taking the slog out of write craft homework yet delivering an indispensable guide to getting that final draft right. Of late—when I sat down to write—it felt like sleepwalking. Like I wasn’t really there. Reading this book in concentrated segments has woken me up. Filled with uncommon advice WDS is a revelatory mentor. A wisdom keeper of profound i [...]
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Natalie Walters Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
"In all stories, to one degree or another, plot is how the dramatic events in a story change and/or transform the main character over time in a meanful way.""Plot is a series of scenes deliberately arranged by cause and effect to create dramatic action filled with conflict, tension, and suspense to further the character's emotional development and create thematic significance." Alderson and Rosenfeld deliver a detailed book every writer, new or old, should have on their shelf. This book reinforc [...]
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Billie Hinton Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
This is a terrific how-to writing book that takes the reader/writer through scene and plot development, breaking things down into action, emotion, and theme. I enjoyed the use of actual lines and passages to illustrate the principles. Also enjoyed the fact that this book itself is well written and a joy to read.It is potentially overwhelming if read all at once in an effort to digest the entire thing. I recommend using it chapter by chapter while working on something - either in first draft or e [...]
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Katia M. Davis Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
This is an exceptionally thorough book that takes you section by section through the novel writing processes highlighting the use of action, emotion and theme. It gives examples from classic and modern novels to illustrate the points. The writing is clear, with very good summaries at the end of each chapter. I found this book so useful that I summarised the summaries, stuck the points chronologically in a table and pinned it up on the wall above my computer desk for when I get lost. An excellent [...]
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Lara Thompson Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
Doesn't offer much new. Far preferred the writing book Plot Versus Character: A Balanced Approach to Writing Great Fiction by Jeff Gerke.
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Andrea Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
3.5/5? Definitely had some useful bits, and was structured in a way that helped break down the points the author was trying to make. Because there's so much crossover in what the authors thought was important to have in each section of a novel, it did feel repetitive fairly quickly. Also, very focused on a certain type of structure -- a widely-applied structure, but still.
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B.A. Brock Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
This was an Inspiring read with good examples, but it didn't feel like a "how to". It could have used shorter, more organized description, and more pictorial representations and lists of main points. But it did inspire me, and I loved all the examples from literature, both modern and classical.
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Softness Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
Very helpful book. Gave me so many good ideas while working on NaNo. I will probably go back and use the book again while I'm in edit mode. ^^
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Lyn Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
As I read through the book to absorb and highlight, a tiny part of me rued the fact the book did not exist when I first started writing. Thrilled it's available now.
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Sherrie Marshall Spitz Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
Excellent thoughts on Plotting. 3 steps of Action, Emotion, and Theme are well explained!
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Bryce Calderwood Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
Uses elements of Joseph Campbell's hero's journey without saying so and overcomplicates them. Regretted this purchase.
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Wendy MacKnight Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
I loved The Plot Whisperer, and this takes the lessons offered in that book and deepens them. Such a wonderful resource and as always, I learned so much!
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Sherrie Spitz Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
Excellent thoughts on Plotting. 3 steps of Action, Emotion, and Theme are well explained!
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Stephen Matthews Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
Great book! I thought some of it could have been said shorter. Good information for a learning like me.
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Pat Coffey Sep 20, 2020 - 02:16 AM
A handy book for both new and experienced writers. He it filled with ideas and suggestions to make your stories come alive. Get resource for presentations and classes.
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Writing Deep Scenes: Plotting Your Story Through Action, Emotion, and Theme By Martha Alderson Jordan E. Rosenfeld 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 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 witTake 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 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 intertwine.Inside you ll learn How scenes are comprised of three key layers action, emotion, and theme.How to recognize each layer and weave them seamlessly into a scene.How to develop an intricate relationship between the action and emotion in every scene.How thematic imagery embedded in scenes increases a story s tension and contributes to the story s meaning.Using contemporary examples from a variety of genres, Writing Deep Scenes provides an effective method for plotting at the scene level Use these techniques and enrich your fiction and memoirs with page turning suspense and pathos, and explore new depths in every story you write.

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