Add Emotion, Excitement & Depth to Your
THE ART OF PLOTTING
The Art of Plotting Will Help You
Improve the Effectiveness and Quality of Your Writing
This screenwriting book starts where others
leave off and:
- Explains the principles of
plot in a clear language
- Shows you how to
design your story to increase the emotional impact
- Gives you tools to integrate plot, characterization and
exposition to make stories more compelling and understandable
- Demonstrates how to plot for emotion and suspense to
deepen your characterizations and your audience's involvement
- Teaches you how to recognize and overcome common plot
- Shows you how to take your script to
the professional level
Get to the Heart of the Plot!
Using examples from recent and classic films, Linda
demonstrates plot must be as much about the emotions of the characters
as the events of the plot for the audience to connect with the
Examples include: Alan Ball's American
Beauty, Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman's Shakespeare in
Love, Susannah Grant's Erin Brockovich, David
Knoepp's Spiderman, as well as classics like Robert
Towne's Chinatown, Peter Benchley and Carl
Gottlieb's Jaws, and more.
Great plotting evolves from characters caught in
life changing conflicts. Learn how to show your characters in response
to their conflicts to make your screenplay jump off the page.
Move Beyond Techniques, Turning Points and Act
Discover a new view of storytelling and add a
dimension to your old vision of structure.
If you've read the books, taken the classes and
written the screenplay, but the script's still not working,
THE ART OF PLOTTING can help you.