Spotlight: Lost The Plot? by Adam Maxwell

Lost The Plot?
500 Writing Prompts and How To Use Them

Almost every writer has a pathological predisposition to procrastination and often believe there is a magical answer to the question ‘where do you get your ideas?’.

Well now, whether you write Twitfic, Microfiction, Flash Fiction, Short Short Stories, Short Stories, Novelettes, Novellas, Novels or Scripts you can tell everyone that you get your ideas here.

This is a prompts book. Oh yes. But it’s a prompts book with a BIG difference. The prompts in this book aren’t the usual, run-of-the-mill, mind numbingly boring prompts you usually get.

Oh, no. Not here.

And this is not the sort of book that’s just going to give you a prompt and expect you to know what to do with it. No matter what form your writing takes, this book will show you an easy way to get the ideas out of your brain and transformed into stories.

How? Well that’s the easy part – firstly there’s Mr Maxwell’s Spectacular Story Suggester.

A simple method of taking whichever prompt you choose and getting it straight into the easiest possible form so you can get to the important part – writing the story.

There is, of course, more. The author has taken a prompt and written a Flash Fiction story from it and then explained exactly how he did it.

Then Adrian Graham, a prolific microfiction author whose ebooks have been downloaded over 120 thousand times has written some exquisite stories and explained how to create micro-magic from the prompts

Next Rosalind Wyllie, a tremendous playwright whose plays have been performed up and down the country by fine companies of players (including the RSC) has penned a short script and taken time from her busy schedule to describe how she weaved her magic.

And last but by no means least the fantastic Y.A. author Mr C.G. Allan has written a children’s short story and then explained just how it went from prompt to print.

By the time you’ve inhaled this book you mind will be an overflowing well of wonderful ideas and even better – you’ll know what to do with them.

Lost The Plot is available from Smashwords.

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About A.M. Harte

A.M. Harte writes twisted speculative fiction, such as the post-apocalyptic Above Ground and the zombie love anthology Hungry For You. She is excellent at missing deadlines, has long forgotten what ‘free time’ means, and is utterly addicted to chocolate.
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