Wired for Story
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

Wired for Story


  • Author : Lisa Cron
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607742456


Wired for Story Book Description :

"This guide reveals how writers can take advantage of the brain's hard-wired responses to story to captivate their readers' minds through each plot element"--Provided by publisher....

Wired for Story
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

Wired for Story


  • Author : Lisa Cron
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607742463


Wired for Story Book Description :

This guide reveals how writers can utilize cognitive storytelling strategies to craft stories that ignite readers’ brains and captivate them through each plot element. Imagine knowing what the brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any great story, and what keeps readers transfixed. Wired for Story reveals these cognitive secrets—and it’s a game-changer for anyone who has ever set pen to paper. The vast majority of writing advice focuses on “writing well” as if it were the same as telling a great story. This is exactly where many aspiring writers fail—they strive for beautiful metaphors, authentic dialogue, and interesting characters, losing sight of the one thing that every engaging story must do: ignite th...

Story Genius
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Story Genius


  • Author : Lisa Cron
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607748892


Story Genius Book Description :

Story Geniusis a foolproof program that saves writers from penning hundreds of pages only to realize that something's not working and they have to start again. Informed by story consultant Lisa Cron's science-based insights into how story structure is built into the architecture of the brain, this guide shows writers how to plumb the nitty-gritty details of their raw idea to organically generate a story scene by scene. Once writers reach the end of Cron's program, they will have both a blueprint that works and plenty of compelling writing suitable for their finished novel--allowing them to write forward with confidence....

The Storytelling Animal
Score: 3.5
From 17 Ratings

The Storytelling Animal


  • Author : Jonathan Gottschall
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547391403


The Storytelling Animal Book Description :

Explores the latest beliefs about why people tell stories and what stories reveal about human nature, offering insights into such related topics as universal themes and what it means to have a storytelling brain....

A Writer s Guide to Fiction

A Writer s Guide to Fiction


  • Author : Elizabeth Lyon
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004-06-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101143886


A Writer s Guide to Fiction Book Description :

The second book in the Writer's Compass series from professional writing instructor Elizabeth Lyon offers both aspiring and established authors the fundamentals of writing and selling a great novel or short story. In addition to the basics of characterization, plot, pacing, and theme, A Writer's Guide to Fiction also features a plan for revising fiction, a guide to marketing, samples of cover and query letters, and methods of honing the writing craft....

The Science of Storytelling
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Science of Storytelling


  • Author : Will Storr
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683358183


The Science of Storytelling Book Description :

The compelling, groundbreaking guide to creative writing that reveals how the brain responds to storytelling Stories shape who we are. They drive us to act out our dreams and ambitions and mold our beliefs. Storytelling is an essential part of what makes us human. So, how do master storytellers compel us? In The Science of Storytelling, award-winning writer and acclaimed teacher of creative writing Will Storr applies dazzling psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to our myths and archetypes to show how we can write better stories, revealing, among other things, how storytellers—and also our brains—create worlds by being attuned to moments of unexpected change. Will Storr’s superbly chosen examples range from Harry Potter to Jane ...

Writing to Be Understood

Writing to Be Understood


  • Author : Anne H. Janzer
  • Publisher : Cuesta Park Consulting
  • Release Date : 2018-08-09
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780999624838


Writing to Be Understood Book Description :

Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite nonfiction books so compelling, understandable, or enjoyable to read? They connect with you, as a reader. This book will help you recognize and apply the methods of your favorite writers to your own work. Writing To Be Understood is the thinking writer's guide to effective nonfiction writing techniques, such as: - Using analogies effectively to illustrate unseen concepts - Appealing to the reader's innate curiosity - Balancing humility with credibility For each topic, the book combines insights from cognitive science with advice from writers and expert practitioners in fields of psychology, technology, economics, medicine, policy, and more. Whether you're an expert trying to communicate with a mainstrea...

Long Story Short

Long Story Short


  • Author : Margot Leitman
  • Publisher : Sasquatch Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632170286


Long Story Short Book Description :

This is a practical storytelling guide from comedian, winner of multiple Moth storytelling competitions, and founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade storytelling program, Margot Leitman. Did you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Storytelling teacher and champion Margot Leitman will show you how! With a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, this guide breaks a story into concrete components with ways to improve content, structure, emotional impact, and delivery through personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical exercises....

Facebook

Facebook


  • Author : Steven Levy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-02-25
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735213166


Facebook Book Description :

He has had unprecedented access to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg for three years. And now renowned tech writer Steven Levy delivers the definitive history of one of America’s most powerful and controversial companies: Facebook. In his sophomore year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple website to serve as a campus social network. The site caught on like wildfire, and soon students nationwide were on Facebook. Today, Facebook is nearly unrecognizable from Zuckerberg’s first, modest iteration. It has grown into a tech giant, the largest social media platform and one of the most gargantuan companies in the world, with a valuation of more than $576 billion and almost 3 billion users, including those on its fully owned subsidiaries, Inst...

Wired for War
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Wired for War


  • Author : P. W. Singer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-01-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1440685975


Wired for War Book Description :

P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfare We are on the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I, Robot and The Terminator. Blending historical evidence with interviews of an amaz­ing cast of characters, Singer shows how technology is changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and the ethics that surround war itself. Travelling from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern-day "skunk works" in the midst of suburbia, Wired for War will tantalise a wide readership, from military buffs to policy wonks to gearheads....