"If ever there was a book begging for a sequel, it’s One Dead, Two to Go, and if One Dead is your introduction to author Elena Hartwell and her work, you’re in luck. This is the first in a trio of murder mysteries starring the refreshing and irresistibly likable Edwina Zapata Schultz."
"No matter where you are in your writing career, be it a beginner or a published author, you need to read this book!"
“A short guide packed with essential tools for every writer's toolbox. I wish everyone pitching at Killer Nashville read The Foundation of Plot first. A must-read for anyone interested in the writing craft.”
"A clear, well-organized guide, equally helpful to the new writer aspiring to publication or the veteran wanting to strengthen a work-in-progress. An excellent addition to the 'Wait! Wait! Don't Query (Yet)!' series. A joy to read."
"An essential guide to the business of building real, compelling characters on the page. A treasure trove of principles, ideas and exercises for every writer of fiction. Highly recommended."
“This concise and practical guide to story structure is destined to become a classic, one that every author will want on their reference shelf.”
“The Foundation of Plot is a must-read for aspiring novelists and a welcome refresher for already established authors. Drawing from decades of experience, Elena Hartwell provides simple exercises and fresh perspectives that can help writers work their way out of any plot conundrum. It is an invaluable guide that takes the mystery out of plotting a novel. I can’t wait for the rest of the series!”