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Eally needed that and it helped greatly with the next draft in the series I am writingI can recite the milestones by rote that NEED to be in a story because of Brooks I scribbled in the margins of my hardcopy of Story Engineering I read Story Fix on indle and highlight many passages I highly recommend this book No I don t If you are romance writer read this book You re not in my genre Gah YES I can t say enough good things about this book ESPECIALLY since it say enough good things about this book ESPECIALLY since it rekindled my love for my story and for writing A MUST READ for anyone who wants to where to even begin
*with revising their own novel I found this pretty thought provoking despite the *revising their own novel I found this pretty thought provoking despite the s insistence on 12 terms that were not always well defined and sometimes too overlapping He leans heavily toward two broad ideasterms and many of the other potential problems are traced back in some way to these broad ones so it would have been nice if I had been able to wrap my head around them sooner The problem is he has 6 terms he calls elements and 6 he calls essences and they re paired in such a way that the difference in a pair can be very subtle Felt like it was building off another book by him which he did in fact reference In any case it was still interesting if only for being able to consider his ideas about the initial broad concepts concept versus premise Five stars for Story Fix I absolutely loved this author s previous craft books Actually they are the reason I got published Bold statement I The Global Mind and the Rise of Civilization know but it s true So when I heard he had a new craft book out I could hardly wait to read it In this little book of heaven Larry Brooks walks you through possible reasons why your story failed And then he helps you to revise it in order to make it publishable The really cool thing about this book is that it s set up like a private workshop where he asks you to evaluate your own work using a grading system Later he has you go back to your initial grades and re evaluatenowing he s given you the golden ticket on how to revise Amazing I ve never read a craft book uite like this before If you ve received rejection letter after rejection letter you owe to yourself to find out why Don t you This incredible craft book will show you where you went wrong IF you re honest with yourself I m so pumped up after re. Y Fix isn't just about revision it's about resurrection Infuse your fiction with a much needed jolt of electricity and bring it back to life Larry Brooks is a superb storyteller and teacher If anyone can fix your novel it's him Put this one on your desk and read it often Robert Dugoni #1 and New York Times best selling author of My Sister's Grave Story Fix is the ultimate writer's companion for taking any manuscript to the next level A staple for the beginner a refresher for the pro Joe Moore #1 and international best selling co author of The Blade and The Shiel. ,
Larry Brooks ´ 4 SummaryJFC Okay your novel sucks either in the value OF ITS STORY OR IN THE EXECUTION OF ITS its story or in the execution of its This
COULD HAVE BEEN A 40 PAGEhave been a 40 page were it not for the seemingly endless and gratuitous analogies This is incredibly useful resource for writers though there s a large chunk of author intervention parts where you wish he d just get on with it rather than the long preamble but still massively useful once you get to the grist of things Pick this up when you re stuck in your revisions or prepping to propose your story it ll really bring our the clarity your noveltreatmentproposal needs Apart from of Larry Brooks trademark preaching to the choir I bought your books on story architecture dude I now how important it is it gave me 125 notes to add to my manual so money well spent He emphasizes like few others how vital it is to nail the concept and the premise instead of wasting hours upon hours giving CPR to a story that is weak on both He is one of those writing teachers who follows a sort of four act structure with the traditional second act split in two yet uses pinch points which for me are clearly the climaxes of both the second and third act of a five act structure I think upgrading those pinch points to climaxes of an act fortifies their importance 3 stars less specific and therefore less useful than Story Engineering Character Development Story Concept Scene Construction Another great book by Larry Brooks This one delves into all the principles he s taught about in other books and used these to ask the right uestions to figure out if your story WIP is ready to write or send to an agent right then If you can t answer his uestions with confidence and accuracy then you re story probably needs fixing He goes through each principle again to refresh memory and help you see why each is essential to story The be There s some very useful stuff in here I imagine I m not actually writing a novel or concocting a full length story but if when I do I wouldn t mind rereading this and applying it But having not used it I can only say that it sure sounds usefulThis book looked like it might deliver better on the promise of Story Engineering To me engineering is about taking ways that something doesn t work and fixing them so it always does Making it work sometimes wh. Reinvigorate Your FictionYou've written the first draft of your novel or screenplay and you've released it into the world to your critiue group to your most trusted beta readers or even to an agent or an editor But something's wrong You're not getting the glowing response you had expected or you might have even received a rejection Your story is getting a Meh when you had hoped for an Amazing But have no fear the piece you've sweated and bled over isn't dead on arrival It just needs fixing Story Fix is the answer to your revision needs With practical techniues En things go right is one thing but true engineering
is making it work even when things go wrong Story Engineering was mostly about providing a target to aim formaking it work even when things go wrong Story Engineering was mostly about providing a target to aim for is the first ind Still better than nothing but not serious engineering to me This one with its focus on looking at what s broken and fixing it is like itSo does it help you identify what s broken about your story and fix it It definitely talks about what could be wrong and how to fix it I m not sure how easily someone could take the examples in this book and recognize the flaws in their own story to fix them However I do now a published author who likes Brooks guidance and finds it useful so I ll trust her judgment Don t read this book It will create competition for me Please go to the beach and meditate and wait for your story to manifest from the voice from the collective consciousness of the cosmosOkay Kidding aside when reading a Larry Brooks book I feel like I m getting insider trading information as if I m cheating on a test For a
moment I don t wanna do a review It s for selfish reasons so II don t wanna do a review It s for selfish reasons so I My review will promote his book and thus lead to other writers perhaps in my genre gaining promote his book and thus lead to other writers perhaps in my genre gaining and thus creating competition for me My better angels eventually get the best of meLarry Brooks is a writing coach and author who changed EVERYTHING for me as a writer I owe to him my success as a self published author Granted I have a full time job and would love to write full time but I need to write and publish before that is a remote possibility But due to following the teaching Brooks put forth in Story Engineering my fantasy fiction book Blood Soul spent almost 6 months in the bestsellers category on Had I not discovered him God only nows if I d have been able to finish writing Blood Soul The best way to describe my awakening is that Larry s book gave me handles Prior to his insights I couldn t grasp clearly how to do what I was trying to do Every time I read one of his books I m closer to being the best storyteller I can be And my success can be traced to him Story Fix is the fourth book I have read by Mr Brooks In my opinion Story Fix is as revolutionary as Story Engineering to the uninitiated Delving back into Concept and Premise at the start of this book was great I Rom critically acclaimed author and story coach Larry Brooks you will learn how toDevelop a story fixing mind setNavigate the two essential realms of revision story and executionEvaluate your novel or screenplay against twelve crucial storytelling elements and essencesStrengthen your concept and premisePunch up the dramatic tension pacing thematic weight characterization and Align your story with proven structural principlesFilled with candid advice on the realities of the publishing world and helpful case studies of real authors who fixed their own stories Stor. .