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Plot Gardening: A Simple Guide to Outlining Your Novel

Write Faster, Write Smarter Series, Book 7
By: Chris Fox
Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
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Summary

Learn to plot without sacrificing creativity 

What separates great novels from mediocre ones? Story. Authors that master this vital skill keep their readers and listeners up at night, and suffer the deluge of 'when is the next book coming out' emails.  

Whether you are a first-time novelist, or a seasoned author, Plot Gardening will teach you the fundamentals of storytelling, delivered in a practical way. Through exercises at the end of each chapter you will build your own outline, and you'll do it without sacrificing the creativity that is so vital to telling great stories.  

From this audiobook you'll learn:  

  • The basics of story structure, and how it is used 
  • How and why worldbuilding is important, and how to do your own worldbuilding  
  • The components of great characters, and how you can bring yours to life  
  • How to create a living outline that will change and adapt as your characters come to life
©2018 Christopher Fox (P)2018 Christopher Fox

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A very informative guide to novel structure.

A very informative guide to novel structure. Clear and concise. I love the fact Chris is writing it from a perspective of what works best for him. Highly recommended!

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Chris Fox does it again

Chris is one of the best resources out in the wilderness of indie publishing. Really enjoyed his simple and effective strategies for plotting a novel. Thanks Chris.

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  • Tom H.
  • 05-06-18

No Fluff, just actionable info

Plot Gardening is clear, concise, and straight to the point. You won't find any new plotting formulas here, just a well packaged breakdown of a few existing plot systems. Chris has a way of taking this daunting subject and making it very accessible.

Just remember to do the exercises. ;)

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  • Christopher
  • 23-06-18

Informative

I liked it. Informative. Gives a different direction than just outline everything and pantsing. I liked the examples he uses for steps and shows how they work.

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  • Z42
  • 04-10-18

Good information

I wasn't sure I was going to learn anything new, and I was pleasantly surprised. Good narration. Good information.

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