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The Secrets of Story by Matt Bird

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Praise for The Secrets of Story

"Matt is a certifiable writing-craft genius." —Cheryl Klein, Executive Editor at Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic and author of The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

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"What makes this book valuable is how practical Bird is with his advice—every chapter is full of craft tricks and little insights that help take a moment from 'good enough' to 'great!' Consider his 'one-touch rule,' which can instantly add focus and shape to even the smallest scene. This book is full of real tools for real storytellers." —Jonathan Auxier, author of The Night Gardener

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"The Ultimate Story Checklist is the clearest road map I've ...

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