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Story Engineering by Larry Brooks

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2THE SIX CORE COMPETENCIES—A 10,000-FOOT VIEW

It’s time for you to crack open your new tool chest of writing clarity. Inside await the Six Core Competencies, each with its own list of moving parts, checklists, and criteria.

You may be wondering why it’s taking so long to announce what they are. You may have even thumbed forward in this book to find them, which is fine. But it’s just as important to understand the relational context of these tools as it is to have a first encounter with them. Like a child visiting the cockpit of an airplane, or an observer watching a surgery through an operating room gallery window, the tools hold little meaning until one understands their inherent value, the problems they prevent, the creative power they wield, ...

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