Monday, October 17, 2016
Story Genius by Lisa Cron
Do you have an idea for a book but are stuck, on how to best tackle the story? By this I mean, do you know where you are going and how to get there?
If it is true we all have a story to tell and the obstacle keeping us from starting the journey of putting the story on paper to completion is not knowing how to get from the beginning to the end, than this is the manual for you.
We have to get past the feeling that we need either to pants it (or wing it) or have a complex outline worked out before hand. There is an easier way.
We can use a method utilizing our inner sense of story code to craft the material.
You start with the story you have in your mind. You write a character study in the first person of every player in your book that will be featured in the plot. You are asking why they do what they do. You will be using cards that can be arranged and rearranged as you write. The end must be charted out before you begin.
Writing is not for the fainthearted. But if done right you will have a blueprint set up.
This book is not for everyone. Only for those who wish to be published. There are no shortcuts to being a writer who has readers. Cron presents her method in an easily understandable fashion.
This book was sent to me gratis from bloggingforbooks.com for the purpose of reviewing. I was at no time required to present a favorable review in order to stay a reviewer. The options are my own and do not reflect the publisher, Ten Speed Press. The book costs $15.99 and can be found in your local bookseller.