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Story Engineering by Larry Brooks

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40THE SIX MOST IMPORTANT WORDS IN STORYTELLING

To publish your story, you must wrap your head around, and master, six important words, each of which opens a can of literary worms to become a concept. These words are integral to the Six Core Competencies, as they establish qualitative targets and empowering tools that support each of those elements and skills.

It’s sort of like singing: You must first learn to carry a tune, and then you must learn how to perform.

A better clarifying metaphor …

The six most important words at the end of this chapter are to the Six Core Competencies what athleticism is to sport-specific skills. 

They are the foundational literary essences you need to apply to whatever story you are working on. They are the stuff ...

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