Saturday, September 17, 2016

Review: Story Genius by Lisa Cron


Goodreads Description:

Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story.

Story Genius is a foolproof program that saves writers from penning hundreds of pages only to realize that something's not working and they have to start again. Informed by story consultant Lisa Cron's science-based insights into how story structure is built into the architecture of the brain, this guide shows writers how to plumb the nitty-gritty details of their raw idea to organically generate a story scene by scene. Once writers reach the end of Cron's program, they will have both a blueprint that works and plenty of compelling writing suitable for their finished novel--allowing them to write forward with confidence. 

The cover of the book is absolutely gorgeous, I am a sucker for good covers.
I found this guide to be incredibly helping and love how it gives you an idea of what you should be focusing on when writing a book and makes you think about how the true successful books do focus on those points. Authors often overlook a character and focus solely on the plot and while having a solid plot is important, a book will be bleak if the character is bleak. 

Recommend it?
If you want to improve your story telling this is a must on your desk.