Story Engineering, by Larry Brooks

Many people have imagined writing a book. Many have a story that they believe would be a best seller – if they could just write it. Many have even started to write a book, but never got very far with it. Still others have written their hearts out, but haven’t been able to get their book published. Maybe you fit into one of those descriptions. If so, you might want to check out this new book. It is a book about writing books, by someone who has repeatedly been successful as an author.

Larry Brooks not only takes the prospective author step by step through the process of writing, but cleverly uses this book as an illustration on how to write. Though the title is ‘Story Engineering’, don’t be fooled. Brooks approach is very readable and understandable even if you are, like me, the average Joe who disliked English classes and never took a course in writing. This ‘is’ the course you want to take.

Brooks takes the reader on a humorous, step by gentle step journey through the six core competencies you will need to master to be a successful writer. This isn’t formulaic, but it is a extremely useful and easily applicable guide to success. You have nothing to lose, and certainly much to gain in reading through this book.

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