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The Lester Dent Pulp Fiction Plot
This is a formula, a master plot, for any 6,000 (or more if you like) word pulp story. It has worked on adventure, detective, western and war-air. It tells exactly where to put everything. It shows definitely just what must happen in each successive thousand words.
No yarn of mine written to the formula has yet failed to sell.
The business of building stories seems not much different from the business of building anything else.