Bestselling author Warren Adler, known for the book and motion picture, War of the Roses, shares some insights about the craft of writing.
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All well-written stories have a compelling shape. Think of story shape as the underlying form or structure of a piece, often called the story plot. Some writers envision story shape like a pyramid, hourglass, stack of blocks, or a line graph. I like to imagine the tale as a lump of clay which takes on human form and meaning in the hands of a skilled writer. There are nine essential parts of a story: