Change. The tempting goal we strive for every day. I’m sure you can think of five things you would like to change about your life off the top of your head. (I know I can.) You may even be making steps toward those goals by changing how you eat, spend your money, and vote. But
As a newbie, I am still discovering all of the elements of the writer life. As with all parts of life, some aspects are much more enjoyable than others.
If you are a visual person like myself, please enjoy this cheat sheet I made based on the insightful book on story structure by Larry Brooks. Brooks Handout
The past few weeks I have been doing a self-imposed crash course in story structure. I have read Story Engineering by Larry Brooks and The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne, and I’ve been desperate for a way to apply all that I’ve learned.
Persuasion by Jane Austen is a delight. I pick it apart and put it back together three ways.