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Story Engineering by Larry Brooks

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48GETTING IT WRITTEN

Whether you’re a plotter or a plodder, a planner or a pantser, organized or organic … we are all faced with the very same daunting question: What do we write next? And how do we know?

The answer to that last question is now in your possession—the principles of story structure, in context to a vision for concept, character, and theme, the sum of which become your guide on this journey, beginning at page 1. They may not put specific words into your head, but they do delineate the objectives, context, and criteria for the scenes in your story according to where you are in the storytelling sequence. And if you remain true to them they will always lead you to a story with all of its requisite parts in place. Whether anybody will ...

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