Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

by Lisa Cron
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Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
THHernandez More than 1 year ago
Billed as The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence, I have to say it delivers on that promise. Wired for Story presents a scientific argument for why we love a good story, and what makes a story good. Lisa Cron includes the science behind her arguments and examples that demonstrate her point. This isn’t so much a “how to” book so much as a “why” book and understanding why is the first step in figuring out how to. Just some of the topics she covers are hooking the reader, getting to the heart of your characters’ feelings, and why our brain requires everything to connect. In other words, anything that doesn’t move the plot forward, contribute to characterization, or world building as it directly relates to plot or character, doesn’t belong in the story. That’s something all writers know, but Lisa Cron shows us why, scientifically, anything that doesn’t will quickly kill your story. Bottom Line Wired for Story is a great book for understanding the evolution of story, and why our brains are wired to read or hear a story in a particular way. It helps us understand why books are formulaic and why some that break the mold work, and others don’t. This is almost the first book any aspiring author should read, before reading about technique.
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VeraciousRose More than 1 year ago
An excellent guide for every writer's toolbox! I read it with a highlighter in hand, and I refer to it often.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had an "aha" moment in every chapter. I'm recommeding it to my writer's group.
JFConstantine More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for any writer at any level. Lots of wonderful information. It is also arranged in a very organized and readable way. Mine is tabbed and marked with yellow highlighter to remind me to stay on course! This is a must buy!
FableMinded More than 1 year ago
I consider Wired For Story among the best books on story craft that I have read. Lisa shows writers how to write interesting and meaningful stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written and gives much needed insight to the world of writing.