This is easily the best book on writing fiction that I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. It takes a fresh approach and tackles fiction writing from aThis is easily the best book on writing fiction that I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. It takes a fresh approach and tackles fiction writing from a scientific perspective. Thus the subtitle: “The writer’s guide to using brain science to hook readers from the very first sentence.”
Yet the book is completely accessible. It doesn’t confuse you with complex scientific jargon. Instead, it uses simple examples (mostly told as stories) to demonstrate the science behind story.
Most importantly, it cuts through all the fluff and explains what are the most critical elements that your story needs in order to resonate with readers.
If you're working on a story and feel like it's missing something or it could be just a little bit better, then I bet "Wired for Story" will show you how to fix whatever's broken.
Plus, it's written in a fun, friendly, and entertaining tone and with every page, you'll get more and more motivated to go write.
A must-read for any fiction writer or storyteller. ...more
My goal was to take writers on an adventure through creative writing. If you like writing in different forms and genDid I read this book? I wrote it!
My goal was to take writers on an adventure through creative writing. If you like writing in different forms and genres, then this book is for you! These exercises are designed to promote creativity but they'll also inspire practical projects that can be submitted and published (it was very important to me that each exercise had potential to become a publishable project). You'll also learn about literary terms, storytelling devices, and tons of writing concepts.