Thursday, September 9, 2010


I met Martha Alderson, AKA PLOT WHISPERER, at an SCBWI Retreat where we both spoke. Her easy-to-understand, unbelievably helpful talk on HOW TO PLOT won me over. When I found out she was looking for an agent for her non-fiction PLOT books as well as her Middle Grade Novel, I was thrilled. Not only is Martha an amazing person--very Zen is how I would best describe her, but I am a huge fan of her plot teachings and of her writing.

Martha is offering FREE plot advice via youtube videos. So far 4 are up and there are many more to come. Click on the link below and learn, enjoy, write!
YouTube - marthaalderson's Channel

Check them out at link above or here: BEFORE YOU QUERY ME, WATCH THESE (FREE) VIDEOS!
Start at the bottom and watch all 27 videos. Then go back to your novel and revise. You won't believe how much your ms will improve and how much you will grow as a writer. These videos are an amazing gift for all of us. Enjoy!

Also, look for THE PLOT WHISPERER on bookshelves or e-shelves pubbing from Adams Media Fall, 2011.


  1. I am going to check those out now!

  2. thanks, Jill! i needed some advice.

  3. Oooh, she's great! I've been reading her blog for quite a while, and have used quite a few tips on my manuscript.

  4. Martha is wonderful! I'm so glad you are representing her! Yay Jill. Yay Martha. How many explanation mark statements can I use in one paragraph, I ask you?

  5. Thanks for sharing Martha's YouTube plot building video series. It's great to know there are free resources such as this to help improve one's writings. This is something I definitely plan to implement into action, as well as pass it on to others on my blog.

  6. So did you offer her representation? Did she accept?

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  8. Thanks for pointing these out, Jill. Just what I needed.

  9. Someone tweeted this, so I came over to check it out. Thank you so much for posting these links!

  10. I'm just ready to start book two in my historical trilogy so this comes at a great time. Don't want to spend 4years on the next one. A learning curve is okay for book one but now I'm ready to rock and roll. Thanks for this. I'll check out the videos!


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