Story Trumps Structure: How to Write Unforgettable Fiction by Breaking the Rules

Story Trumps Structure: How to Write Unforgettable Fiction by Breaking the Rules


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Story Trumps Structure: How to Write Unforgettable Fiction by Breaking the Rules 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Novel writing approached in such a fresh way. No gimmicks, no formulas, and yet so much more than inspirational fluff. Very different than most of the other writing books I've read (and I've read plenty).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not all the way through yet, but so far this book contains helpful and encouraging information. Before I read an article by the author, Steven James, in Writers Digest magazine, I didn't know there were writers like me who write "by the seat of their pants" instead of using an outline. I didn't know that how I write actually has a name: organic writing. Some writing books are helpful, a few I wonder why I spent my money on them, this one is like gold to me. It helps me develop my writing as the writer I am. It doesn't tell me to change who I am as a writer (do this exercise, make an outline, follow this structure). Highly recommend, especially if you're under the impression outlining is a necessary evil.
lyndieb More than 1 year ago
Book Title Story Trumps Structure Book Author Steven James Publisher Writers Digest Books Pub. Year 2014 Pages 293 Genre Non-fiction Writing Ease of Read Easy reading, but thought provoking on the craft ISBN 978-1-59963-651-1 I was attracted to this book because... I have attended several conferences or fiction tracks taught by Steven. I appreciate his writing style and philosophy on crating fiction. This book was about The subtitle sums it up - How to Write Unforgettable Fiction. Steven’s love for story-telling and the elements of story are explored in this book. His teaching gives writers freedom from rules to be able to tell the story. Things I liked about this book As an organic writer and a lover of story, I’m encouraged by this book to keep digging into my work to allow the true story to come out. Why you should read this book The more you read and study about writing fiction, the more confused you can become on what are the best methods to write a book. Steve cuts through the rules and jargon to say let the story tell itself. While it might be challenging for the plotter writer, it is worth listening to what he says. It is very encouraging. This book lived up to the back cover copy This is the declaration of independence for storytellers. The back cover says “don’t limit your fiction - liberate it.” Steve gives practically steps and advice to achieving true story telling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This isn't the fluff every other writing book boasts. This is the real secret of writing that gives depth and complexity to any story. Highly recommended