Favorite Book

Currently, I am reading a book called “Story Engineering: Mastering the 6 Core Competencies of Successful Writing” by Larry Brooks. This book is amazing in how it puts together the elements of writing a story. So far, I have learned that every story that sells is made up of these 6 Core Competencies, which are: Concept, Character, Theme, Story Structure, Scene Execution, and Writing Voice. His use of analogies throughout the book make it very […]

Story Engineering by Larry Brooks, Musings on time

writing fiction for dummies
I have been reading “Writing Fiction for Dummies” by Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy (2010). This book is a must read as it outlines in very simple steps the things that make up a great story, i.e. the Five Pillars of Fiction (storyworld, or setting, characters, plot, theme, and style). The authors also outline the Seven Tactical Tools (action, dialogue, interior monologue, interior emotion description, flashback, and narrative summary) and how to best use those […]

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