Plot Fiction like the Masters

Plot Fiction like the Masters Terry Richard Bazes
  • Title: Plot Fiction like the Masters
  • Author: Terry Richard Bazes
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  • Plot Fiction like the Masters Terry Richard Bazes Plot Fiction like the Masters Plot Fiction like the Masters is an exercise in reading like a writer reading with the purpose of figuring out how the plots of a few recognized masterpieces succeed in making readers turn the page Th
    Plot Fiction like the Masters is an exercise in reading like a writer reading with the purpose of figuring out how the plots of a few recognized masterpieces succeed in making readers turn the page The reason for proposing this as a way of learning plot making is my own experience as a writer that the most accomplished novelists are the greatest teachers and that thePlot Fiction like the Masters is an exercise in reading like a writer reading with the purpose of figuring out how the plots of a few recognized masterpieces succeed in making readers turn the page The reason for proposing this as a way of learning plot making is my own experience as a writer that the most accomplished novelists are the greatest teachers and that their lessons may be drawn from a close study of their work The three novels under consideration Ian Fleming s Dr No, Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice and Evelyn Waugh s A Handful of Dust have all achieved astonishing success They are all not only recognized masterpieces of their very different genres but have also won the glittering prizes fame, fortune, movie deals for which many a haggard writer would sell his or her soul to the Devil There are, of course, many other books for sale about the art and craft of story building But this book is different from the others, because its plotting lessons are not formulaic but concrete and practical drawn from a close reading of successful books For unless theories are informed by the specifics of successful stories, they are for me, at least of limited value That is why this book is not about how plots should be made but how, in three extraordinary novels, they actually were made A great plot is a page turning machine The reader is immediately grabbed by it and then pulled along by an ever changing, propulsive dynamic of suspense, curiosity and surprise All three of these very different novels a James Bond thriller, a prototypical Regency Romance and a scathing 20th century black comedy are driven forward by this kind of engine One of the chief objectives of this book is not only to examine the parts of this engine as it moves along, but also to discover the secret of the energy that propels it forward Learning to Plot Fiction from the Masters is comprised of five chapters, entitled Introduction The Case of James Bond Pride, Prejudice and Plotting Waugh and the Architecture of Dark Comedy and Conflict and the Logic of Story building Ben Cheever the author of several fine novels has written a foreword.
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    1. One of many literary strengths in the novels of Terry Richard Bazes and clearly evident in Goldsmith s Return and Lizard World is his uncanny gift for compelling, original and realistic plotting Few novelists possess the native talent to weave the plot of a novel in such a truly original fashion as if it were the revelation of a magnificent tapestry of unexpected beauty in its construction by looking at the weaving of its underside In Plot Fiction like the Masters we find that Bazes has deconstr [...]

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    2. Plot Fiction Like the Masters is of a nuts and bolts kind of approach to the process and focuses on what to do and how best to do it, offering a satisfyingly positive contrast to this approach and providing a toolkit of possibilities to authors who are just getting started in the fiction genre.Part of the willingness to absorb the important messages herein will include an ability to see the value in an analytical approach that contrasts three very different authors successful methods and consid [...]

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    3. After winning this book on First Reads I was anxious to begin reading I have wanted to be an author since I was young, but never felt my books were strong enough After reading this book Terry helped me apply a different thought process to writing A strong plot will get you everywhere This is a must read for budding authors

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    4. The title of this small, valuable book immediately suggests its intended audience aspiring fiction writers although intense fiction readers would also find it worth their time It is pitched closer to literary criticism than a how to manual, so it is not like one of those screenwriting guides that tells you that you must concoct a sub crisis on page 46 of your script And thank heaven for that, because those screenwriting books are a scourge against creativity in Hollywood If you ever wonder why a [...]

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    5. What makes a good novel Let s start at square one and focus on what makes a novel You may have already and with much relish thought up your characters and your setting and a bit of what might happen in your story Now you need to structure your story We re talking about plot, a sequence of events in which to place your story s fortunate or not so fortunate characters The golden thread that connects critical actions, traits, motives, goals and their consequences There isn t really a right or wrong [...]

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    6. Smart writers read a great deal They love words so that s not really surprising The smart part is that not only are they enjoying a novel for entertainment, they are learning skills consciously or unconsciously Mr Bazes takes this a step further and deconstructs what exactly were the strategies and techniques used by some authors he admires.It was a wonderful move that he selected three entirely different writers to chat about These approaches work no matter what genre you write Some writer s st [...]

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    7. Truly unlike any instructional how to write type of book I ve come across before, Terry Richard Bazes Plot Fiction Like the Masters is unique and refreshing It takes an original stance on identifying what the magic is behind some of the universally acknowledged literary classics of our time.Using Ian Fleming s Dr No , Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice and Evelyn Waugh s A Handful of Dust as case studies, Bazes analyzes the thematic constructs and tricks by these authors to help define what truly [...]

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    8. Gustave Freytag created a story pyramid, wherein he divided stories into five parts the introduction, rise, climax, fall and catastrophe Bazes application of Freytag s pyramid to a James Bond thriller, a classic Regency romance and a 20th century black comedy, illustrates how we can apply Freytag s pyramid to novels and better understand the importance of conflict in plotting in the novels we read or write Bazes proposes that, by analyzing stories, we can unlock the treasure chest inside ourselv [...]

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    9. This book is very informative, and doesn t feel like you re reading a boring textbook on the subject The author s writing held my interest despite this being a non fiction book, and one I normally wouldn t be interested in I am likely going to find other books by Terry Richard Bazes now After only three pages I was already learning things I didn t know about writing fiction It is good for its intended purpose, and I would definitely recommend it to those who want to write, or even those who don [...]

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    10. I got the book via Giveaway The book is a true guide for all the aspiring writers I love the apparent assumptions relating to the thought processes of different authors in accordance with their books I am definite that the tips and advices provided by Terry Richard Bazes in the book will enable me and every other reader to gain the skill of intriguing their future readers I really appreciate the frequent references to the Freytag s Pyramid This book has greatly provided me with the knowledge of [...]

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    11. A fascinating look into the plots of three popular books and learning how the authors built out there plots to produce page turning masterpieces An invaluable resource for authors a chance for readers to read like a writer Highly recommended Full review on my blogGuiltless Reading Such an intriguing book now am really curious about the works mentioned I ve read only Pride and Prejudice so I don t think I get as much as someone who knows all three works mentioned

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    12. I learned a lot from this book I learned good ideas about plot of a book, on what is I think the best way to start, end and gives the climax of the story It reminds me of types of a novel plot that I can be use even when writing a short story The author explained and gave a good summary and description for each book that he reviewed Hope to read your other published books Thank you for sharing you knowledge and talent especially for us beginners.

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    13. I won this book on First Reads, I ve wanted to be a writer since I was little and it was good to see how three really good authors made their books successful This book breaks down what to do and how you should do it It s great for any writers just getting into fiction writing or who s had trouble plotting Reading like a writer, so you can plot fiction like the masters Definitely worth reading again.

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    14. A short how to book on writing fiction This would be a good read for anyone thinking of becoming a writer.

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    15. I ve received the book as part of first reads giveaway.Will be posting the review once I m done with the book.

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    16. Enjoyed this book Thoughtful examination of 3 very different novels and methods used for plotting them Insightful and informative.

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