Masterplots Theater: I is for Institutionalized

Welcome back to Masterplots Theater!  So far we’ve covered: A is for Adventure B is for Buddy Love C is for Chosen One D is for Dystopia E is for Escape F is for Fool Triumphant G is for Gothic H is for Happily-Ever-After Today we take on the Institutionalized Masterplot. Do you love to write about …
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Masterplots Theater: G is for Gothic

Welcome back to Masterplots Theater!  We continue today with G is for Gothic. However, if you’re joining us for the first time, here are the masterplots we’ve covered so far: A is for Adventure B is for Buddy Love C is for Chosen One D is for Dystopia E is for Escape F is for …
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Masterplots Theater: E is for Escape

Welcome to Masterplots Theater. In case you’re just joining us for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, here are the Masterplots we’ve covered so far this month: A is for Adventure B is for Buddy Love C is for Chosen One D is for Dystopia The Escape masterplot is just the way it sounds. …
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Masterplots Theater: D is for Dystopia

Welcome back to Masterplots Theater!  So far we’ve covered: – A is for Adventure – B is for Buddy Love – C is for Chosen One And today we tackle Dystopia! Despite the cry of “dystopian stories are sooooo over!” new ones come out every month. It feels to me that dystopia is not just a trend; …
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Masterplots Theater: B is for Buddy Love

Hope you’re back in your comfy chair and ready for another episode of Masterplots Theater! Perhaps you’ve been contemplating a story idea that has two compelling lead characters and can’t decide which is the true hero. Well, I have good news for you — maybe you don’t have to choose! Today we study a masterplot …
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Masterplots Theater: A is for Adventure

Welcome to Masterplots Theater!  Our third year participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. Perhaps you’re sitting in a comfy chair right now plotting a new story. It features a brilliant and daring scientist. Your character is short on emotional entanglements, but long on project commitment and wanderlust. You love to research exotic …
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Plotting Revenge: Using a Masterplot

If you were with us last week for Heather’s post on productivity, you know we announced our Blogging from A to Z Challenge theme, Masterplots Theater. Heather and I didn’t coin the term masterplot and I’m not sure who did. However, the idea comes from a familiar writing concept, namely that all stories have been …
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