The Secrets of Story
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The Secrets of Story

Matt Bird

The Secrets of Story is a comprehensive and audience-focused guide for perfecting your fiction writing, providing innovative tools to captivate readers. Through its Ultimate Story Checklist, it helps writers improve every aspect of their story, from concept to tone and theme, ensuring that each scene advances the plot while revealing character through emotional reactions.

Description

Writing a story that captivates readers can be challenging. It's easy to become the unwelcome storyteller, struggling to convince an audience to care about your work.

You want your stories to stand out and draw in readers, but you don't know how to make sure every aspect of your fiction writing is up-to-par. You need help perfecting concepts, characters, structure and plot, scenes, dialogue, tone and theme – all while keeping the audience engaged.

The Secrets of Story provides comprehensive strategies for mastering storytelling with its Ultimate Story Checklist. This guide helps writers improve their craft by asking incisive questions such as "Is the one sentence description of your story uniquely appealing?" or "Are you using multiple ironies throughout the story to create meaning?". With this book you'll learn how to write stories that captivate readers and ensure each scene advances the plot while revealing character through emotional reactions.

What you'll learn:

  • Comprehensive and audience-focused strategies for perfecting their fiction writing.
  • How to use the Ultimate Story Checklist to improve all aspects of their story, from concept to tone and theme.
  • Techniques for ensuring each scene advances the plot while revealing character through emotional reactions.
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