Wired for Story
Score: 4.5
From 17 Ratings

Wired for Story


  • Author: Lisa Cron
  • Release Date : 2012-07-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • File Size: 8414292 Bytes


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...

Valley of the Gods
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Valley of the Gods


  • Author: Alexandra Wolfe
  • Release Date : 2017-01-10
  • Genre: Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • File Size: 1756218 Bytes


Reporter Alexandra Wolfe’s biting but admiring story of Silicon Valley, and the men and women whose hubris and ambition are changing the world.Each year, young people from around the world go to Silicon Valley to hatch an idea, start a company, strike it rich, and become powerful and famous. In “a jauntily paced anthropological look at Northern California’s techtopia” (Bloomberg Businessweek), reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal Alexandra Wolfe follows three of these upstarts who have “stopped out” of college and real life in the hopes of becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk.Meet the billionaires who go to training clubs for thirty-minute “body slams” designed to fit in with the start-up schedule; attend parti...

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....

Story or Die

Story or Die


  • Author : Lisa Cron
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984857699


Story or Die Book Description :

A step-by-step guide to using the brain's hardwired desire for story to achieve any goal, whether it's successfully pitching a product, saving the planet, or convincing your kids not to text and drive, from the author of Wired for Story. Story isn't just one way to persuade, it's the way. It's built into the architecture of the brain, and has been since early humans gathered around the campfire, trying to figure out if that rustling in the bushes really was a lion. But to fully wield the power of story at will, you must first understand how story is working in your brain--not metaphorically, but biologically. In Story or Die, author, speaker, and story coach Lisa Cron decodes the power of story, examining how story and the brain evolved in tandem; wh...

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 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....

Lead with a Story
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Lead with a Story


  • Author : Paul Smith
  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • Release Date : 2012-08-31
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814420317


Lead with a Story Book Description :

Storytelling has come of age in the business world. Today, many of the most successful companies use storytelling as a leadership tool. At Nike, all senior executives are designated "corporate storytellers." 3M banned bullet points years ago and replaced them with a process of writing "strategic narratives." Procter Gamble hired Hollywood directors to teach its executives storytelling techniques. Some forward-thinking business schools have even added storytelling courses to their management curriculum. The reason for this is simple: Stories have the ability to engage an audience the way logic and bullet points alone never could. Whether you are trying to communicate a vision, sell an idea, or inspire commitment, storytelling is a powerful business to...

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 ...

Winning the Story Wars
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Winning the Story Wars


  • Author : Jonah Sachs
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781422143575


Winning the Story Wars Book Description :

Trying to get your message heard? Build an iconic brand? Welcome to the battlefield. The story wars are all around us. They are the struggle to be heard in a world of media noise and clamor. Today, most brand messages and mass appeals for causes are drowned out before they even reach us. But a few consistently break through the din, using the only tool that has ever moved minds and changed behavior—great stories. With insights from mythology, advertising history, evolutionary biology, and psychology, viral storyteller and advertising expert Jonah Sachs takes readers into a fascinating world of seemingly insurmountable challenges and enormous opportunity. You’ll discover how: • Social media tools are driving a return to the oral tradition, in wh...

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...