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Story Engineering by Larry Brooks

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INTRODUCTION

As a bit of a cynic—a result of actually having worked in the writing business—I asked myself if the world really needs another book about writing. Another how-to from an author who, frankly, isn’t exactly a household name. A quick Google search reveals there are 128,000,000 available resources on the subject of how to write a book. (It also provides 1,380,000 hits on my name, but even after five published novels I’m not kidding myself.)

Maybe 128,000,001 won’t make that much difference either way.

Unless, perhaps, it offers something original, clarifying, and empowering for writers who are tired of hearing the same old thing delivered in the same old inaccessible, rhetoric-clouded way. A new twist on the old language about storytelling. ...

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