Story Trumps Structure
How to Write Unforgettable Fiction by Breaking the RulesBook - 2014
Don't limit your fiction - LIBERATE IT
All too often, following the "rules" of writing can constrict rather than inspire you. With Story Trumps Structure , you can shed those rules - about three-act structure, rising action, outlining, and more - to craft your most powerful, emotional, and gripping stories.
Award-winning novelist Steven James explains how to trust the narrative process to make your story believable, compelling, and engaging, and debunks the common myths that hold writers back from creating their best work.Ditch your outline and learn to write organically. Set up promises for readers - and deliver on them. Discover how to craft a satisfying climax. Master the subtleties of characterization. Add mind-blowing twists to your fiction.
When you focus on what lies at the heart of story - tension, desire, crisis, escalation, struggle, discovery - rather than plot templates and formulas, you'll begin to break out of the box and write fiction that resonates with your readers. Story Trumps Structure will transform the way you think about stories and the way you write them, forever.
From Library Staff
Is your careful novel outline not working for you? A professional storyteller and award-winning thriller writer tells you how to break your novel's outlined structure in the service of the story. He shows you the accepted rules for structured writing and then explains how (and why) you might dis... Read More »
Forget preconceived formulas, and let ideas flow naturally. This is the way to master the writing process and produce captivating fiction.