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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books (Feb. 24 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582979987
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582979984
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 21.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 440 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Larry Brooks is a critically acclaimed best-selling author of six psychological thrillers (including Darkness Bound, Pressure Points, Serpents Dance and others), in addition to his work as a freelance writer and writing instructor. He is the creator and editor of Storyfix.com, one of the leading instructional writing sites on the internet. His website is www.storyfix.com.


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Want to write fiction then you have to have this one. Larry has written a masterpiece. I may have to buy another soon because mine is getting worn out from use. Always near whenever I write. An invaluable reference.
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I give this book ten stars out of five! It's that good! Every other book on how to write will make more sense, and be more applicable, AFTER reading this book. This book provides the core knowledge every writer should have before they begin writing. With this book as a foundation, everything else will fall into place. No longer is advice on how to write as vague as: "Read 50 book of the type you would like to write and just sort of figure out how to do it on your own." This book delivers concrete, in-depth, specific story building and story structuring information that will not leave you guessing how to properly structure and organize any type of story you wish to write. This book breaks down the technical aspects of story structuring in enough minute detail that you understand which parts of your story should go where and in what order. For those who wish to be published, these are the story structuring standards that industry professionals expect to see in a publishable work. Flaws in the structures described in this book are what send manuscripts to the rejection pile. It's that simple.
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Story Engineering is one of the best books on writing that I've read. Larry Brooks provides the writer with a clear picture of what they need to do in order to complete their novels. While discussing topics writers may already be familiar with (such as character arc or interior and exterior conflict), he pulls all of these topics together into a bigger picture look at how they form a great novel. Using concrete examples from screenplays and novels, especially The DaVinci Code, Brooks shows the reader why the concepts that he talks about work. The biggest section--and the most helpful one for me--is on structure, where Brooks demonstrates how certain elements must be in place for the reader to want to keep reading. Brooks also provides handy checklists that condense all the information discussed into a list the reader can quickly consult. This is a book I'll be leaving by my computer to use as a reference when working on my novel.
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For approximately 3 years I have struggled with an unplanned book. I have struggled with the ideas, relationships and the structure. In Larry Brooks book, he shows you how to get started, organize and finish your book using the 6 competencies.Once you get through the blah, blah, blah at the begining of the book the concepts he explains excite and motivate you to re-start your book. Good show Larry, please write more books like this on other aspects of writing.
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I've graduated from a degree in creative writing that never attempted to espouse the craft of writing with such clarity. I wish it had. Rather than being limited by a recognition of process, I have been left with a greater control over my own writing. If you don't like the contents of the author's book, you can disregard it. However, I'll bet you'll take it all in eagerly and enjoy putting your new-found knowledge into practice.
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If you want to learn how to approach writing based on sound fundamental principles, this book is a must. I will be referring back to it frequently as my first drafts of future stories unfold.
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