Martha Alderson, MA, has been exploring and writing about plot and creativity for more than thirty years, and helping writers develop plot and structure, character transformation and change, and pin down universal elements and dynamics in stories and life. Her work supporting children and adults with their writing quickly evolved into plotting a course of action for anyone looking to enrich their lives through embarking on a spiritual odyssey to higher creativity. Author of The Plot Whisperer, along with several other books of fiction and nonfiction, Alderson works with bestselling authors, New York editors, Hollywood directors, artists, and performers from all over the world. She also leads transformational workshops, book groups, and retreats for people privately and through her popular online program, where she helps people enliven their creativity, tap into inspiration to uncover their ambitions, and better envision imaginative solutions as they work toward realizing their goals. Alderson lives in Santa Cruz, CA.