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Photo Plots is a work of instructional literature by author Gloria G. Adams, self described as a guide on ‘How to Write Great Photo-inspired Books and Stories’. Aimed at writers looking for inspiration, this short volume explores the possibilities of being inspired by images and the ways to ‘read’ images and get the most out of them for ideas for stories. With more than sixty photographs to choose from, sample stories attached and plenty of explained methodology, the author takes her audience through the basics of story design and plot planning to produce story lines that are intended to hook readers in the way that the photographs do.
For brand-new writers, I think that Photo Plots: How to Write Great Photo-inspired Books and Stories could be a very useful volume. It does start with the absolute basics of plot and story creation, following a very predictable rise and fall style of narrative that young writers would be taught in school, so the volume definitely covers everything from scratch. The templates and samples here might also help young and/or inexperienced writers to get started in the world of writing with a nurturing hand. For much more experienced writers, the photographs and added resources are intended to be the inspiring part, with the selection of images dynamic enough to cover the standard contemporary genres. Overall, Gloria G. Adams has produced a helpful resource for those new to the writing game that will certainly get brains going and words put on the page.