The Plot Genie

The Plot Genie : Action-Adventure

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Action! Adventure! Those words quicken the pulses of pulp fiction fans! But could writers tasked with filling those magazines provide the suspense that readers craved? They could with The Plot Genie: Action-Adventure supplement!* After developing The Plot Genie(TM), pulp magazine authors clamored for a supplement geared toward action-oriented stories. Hill responded with this supplemental volume. In this second Plot Genie supplement, Hill presents nine basic "plot requisites" to crafting action-adventure stories: "Protagonist"; "Adventure"; "Obstacle"; "Colorful Action"; "Further Complication"; "Opponent Plots to"; "Position of Jeopardy"; "Daring Effort"; and "Spectacular Climax." Grab a pith helmet and .45 automatic - embark on your next writing adventure! Plot Genie will guide the way!* Wycliffe A. Hill took the work out of writing when he unveiled his Plot Robot!(TM) When no less than the great Cecil B. De Mille criticized one of his screenplays, Hill dedicated himself to the relentless pursuit of "this thing called 'Plot.'" In the subsequent years, he developed and refined his Plot Robot before unveiling The Plot Genie(TM) to an eager writing public. Bold Venture Press, a small-press imprint specializing in classic pulp fiction and new tales of suspense, is proud to present this classic "writer's friend." Watch for further "Plot Genie" supplements coming soon from Bold Venture Press. *Results may vary. Plot Robot sold separately or available for download from the publisher's website.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508559228
  • 9781508559221

About Wycliffe a Hill

Wycliffe A. Hill sold two silent film screenplays when the great director Cecil B. DeMille rejected one of his submissions. ..".Although an interesting narrative," DeMille wrote, "it contains no dramatic plot." Apparently, Hill was inspired to created THE PLOT GENIE, a book containing lists of plot elements, characters, and settings. A cardboard spinner wheel -- "The Plot Robot" accompanied each copy. Plot Genie and its subsequent supplements flourished during the Depression, when newsstands were filled with pulp magazines, and every magazine sported at least one short story. Hill spent most of his professional career as a story consultant and gave lectures and workshops on plot construction.
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