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Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhere)
by Lisa Cron
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PublisherTen Speed Press
Release Date2016-08-09 (added to CC 13 Sep)
Amazon Sales Rank12,107
Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story.

Itís every novelistís greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story has no sense of urgency, no internal logic, and so is a page one rewrite.†

The prevailing wisdom in the writing community is that there are just two ways around this problem: pantsing (winging it) and plotting (focusing on the external plot). Story coach Lisa Cron has spent her career discovering why these these methods donít work and coming up with a powerful alternative, based on the science behind what our brains are wired to crave in every story we read (and itís not what you think).†

In Story Genius Cron takes you, step-by-step, through the creation of a novel from the first glimmer of an idea, to a complete multilayered blueprintóincluding fully realized scenesóthat evolves into a first draft with the authority, richness, and command of a riveting sixth or seventh draft.

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