Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly event from the blog Should Be Reading where bloggers (or even just readers) share two random sentences from their current read.
Story Engineering: Mastering the 6 Core Competencies of Successful Writing by Larry Brooks
I absolutely love the cover of this book. I think I might buy it just because it would look so good on my shelf.
My random teaser sentences: (page 52)
If you can't come up with a succinct "what if?" question that defines your concept, consider that your story is not yet ready to write. It may be too complex, too vague and undefined, or at the other end of the spectrum, it may be lacking in dramatic potential.
I think I need to work on this. Right now my novel is taking more than two sentences to describe, so I've been trying to find the root and theme of the story. It's not helping that my main character is being boring and refusing to cooperate.
So far, Story Engineering is proving to be a really good book that's given me inspiration and insight into what I'm doing wrong.
I'm reading it slowly and taking lots of notes to make sure I don't miss anything - partly because it's a good book, and partly because the copy I have right now is a library book, and I have to give it back in about a week.
Have you read Story Engineering? If not, does this teaser make you want to read more?
What are you currently reading?
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