20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them by Ronald Tobias

Filed under:Writing — posted by Randolph on February 6, 2020 @ 10:23 am

This book categorizes fiction plots into twenty categories, then systematically goes through to discuss each of them.

Each plot is divided into three parts, the author discusses each part and uses well-known examples from literature to help characterize them. They are easy to understand and to follow and provide a basic outline for any basic fiction plot.

My only complaint would be that the analysis is overly broad, but that’s what the author promised. I enjoyed the book and will probably use it for reference in the future.

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