Wired For Story

Autor: Lisa Cron
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607742462
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This guide reveals how writers can utilize cognitive storytelling strategies to craft stories that ignite readers’ brains and captivate them through each plot element. Imagine knowing what the brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any great story, and what keeps readers transfixed. Wired for Story reveals these cognitive secrets—and it’s a game-changer for anyone who has ever set pen to paper. The vast majority of writing advice focuses on “writing well” as if it were the same as telling a great story. This is exactly where many aspiring writers fail—they strive for beautiful metaphors, authentic dialogue, and interesting characters, losing sight of the one thing that every engaging story must do: ignite the brain’s hardwired desire to learn what happens next. When writers tap into the evolutionary purpose of story and electrify our curiosity, it triggers a delicious dopamine rush that tells us to pay attention. Without it, even the most perfect prose won’t hold anyone’s interest. Backed by recent breakthroughs in neuroscience as well as examples from novels, screenplays, and short stories, Wired for Story offers a revolutionary look at story as the brain experiences it. Each chapter zeroes in on an aspect of the brain, its corresponding revelation about story, and the way to apply it to your storytelling right now.

Wired For Story

Autor: Lisa Cron
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1607742454
File Size: 39,21 MB
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"This guide reveals how writers can take advantage of the brain's hard-wired responses to story to captivate their readers' minds through each plot element"--Provided by publisher.

Story Genius

Autor: Lisa Cron
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607748908
File Size: 32,88 MB
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Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story. It’s every novelist’s greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story has no sense of urgency, no internal logic, and so is a page one rewrite. The prevailing wisdom in the writing community is that there are just two ways around this problem: pantsing (winging it) and plotting (focusing on the external plot). Story coach Lisa Cron has spent her career discovering why these these methods don’t work and coming up with a powerful alternative, based on the science behind what our brains are wired to crave in every story we read (and it’s not what you think). In Story Genius Cron takes you, step-by-step, through the creation of a novel from the first glimmer of an idea, to a complete multilayered blueprint—including fully realized scenes—that evolves into a first draft with the authority, richness, and command of a riveting sixth or seventh draft. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Story Smart Using The Science Of Story To Persuade Influence Inspire And Teach

Autor: Kendall Haven
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610698126
File Size: 47,12 MB
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This one-of-a-kind book reveals the secrets of a story's power to persuade, inspire, influence, and to teach. • Shows how to use the power of story to get your message across in any medium or venue • Explores the convergence of the neural science of story with the art of communication to reveal the power of words • Provides tips, techniques, and strategies for structuring your stories for the most impact • Reveals the common communication pitfalls to avoid

Fire Up Your Writing Brain

Autor: Susan Reynolds
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599639147
File Size: 42,34 MB
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"Filled with accessible instruction, practical techniques, and thought-provoking exercises, Fire Up Your Writing Brain shows you how to become a more productive, creative, and successful writer. Identify the type of writer you are: Do you think or feel your way through writing a book? Are you a pantser or a plotter? Develop writing models that accelerate your learning curve. Hardwire your brain for endurance and increased productivity. Brainstorm better character concepts and plot points. Learn to edit your manuscript on both a macro and micro level. Recharge a lagging brain to gain an extra burst of creativity" --

The Reader S Brain

Autor: Yellowlees Douglas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107100399
File Size: 35,89 MB
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Drawing upon cutting-edge neuroscience research, this unique writing guide provides easy-to-follow principles for writing effectively and efficiently.

On The Origin Of Stories

Autor: Brian Boyd
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674053591
File Size: 76,98 MB
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Brian Boyd explains why we tell stories and how our minds are shaped to understand them. After considering art as adaptation, Boyd examines Homer's Odyssey and Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who! demonstrating how an evolutionary lens can offer new understanding and appreciation of specific works. Published for the bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species, Boyd's study embraces a Darwinian view of human nature and art, and offers a credo for a new humanism.

Winning The Story Wars

Autor: Jonah Sachs
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422143570
File Size: 24,44 MB
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Trying to get your message heard? Build an iconic brand? Welcome to the battlefield. The story wars are all around us. They are the struggle to be heard in a world of media noise and clamor. Today, most brand messages and mass appeals for causes are drowned out before they even reach us. But a few consistently break through the din, using the only tool that has ever moved minds and changed behavior—great stories. With insights from mythology, advertising history, evolutionary biology, and psychology, viral storyteller and advertising expert Jonah Sachs takes readers into a fascinating world of seemingly insurmountable challenges and enormous opportunity. You’ll discover how: • Social media tools are driving a return to the oral tradition, in which stories that matter rise above the fray • Marketers have become today’s mythmakers, providing society with explanation, meaning, and ritual • Memorable stories based on timeless themes build legions of eager evangelists • Marketers and audiences can work together to create deeper meaning and stronger partnerships in building a better world • Brands like Old Spice, The Story of Stuff, Nike, the Tea Party, and Occupy Wall Street created and sustained massive viral buzz Winning the Story Wars is a call to arms for business communicators to cast aside broken traditions and join a revolution to build the iconic brands of the future. It puts marketers in the role of heroes with a chance to transform not just their craft but the enterprises they represent. After all, success in the story wars doesn’t come just from telling great stories, but from learning to live them.

The Storytelling Animal

Autor: Jonathan Gottschall
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547391404
File Size: 35,63 MB
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Explores the latest beliefs about why people tell stories and what stories reveal about human nature, offering insights into such related topics as universal themes and what it means to have a storytelling brain.

Long Story Short

Autor: Margot Leitman
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1632170280
File Size: 27,69 MB
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This is a practical storytelling guide from comedian, winner of multiple Moth storytelling competitions, and founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade storytelling program, Margot Leitman. Did you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Storytelling teacher and champion Margot Leitman will show you how! With a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, this guide breaks a story into concrete components with ways to improve content, structure, emotional impact, and delivery through personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical exercises. From the Trade Paperback edition.