Brooks, Larry, 1952-

Story fix : transform your novel from broken to brilliant / Larry Brooks ; foreword by Michael Hauge. - Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, [2015] - 231 pages ; 22 cm

Includes index.

Reinvigorate Your Fiction! You've written the first draft of your novel or screenplay, and you've released it into the world: to your critique group, to your most trusted beta readers, or even to an agent or an editor. But something's wrong. You're not getting the glowing response you had expected, or you might have even received a rejection. Your story is getting a "Meh..." when you had hoped for an "Amazing!" But have no fear -- the piece you've sweated and bled over isn't dead on arrival. It just needs fixing. Story Fix is the answer to your revision needs. With practical techniques from critically acclaimed author and story coach Larry Brooks, you will learn how to: Develop a story-fixing mind-set ; Navigate the two essential realms of revision: story and execution ; Evaluate your novel or screenplay against twelve crucial storytelling elements and essences ; Strengthen your concept and premise ; Punch up the dramatic tension, pacing, thematic weight, characterization, and more ; Align your story with proven structural principles. Filled with candid advice on the realities of the publishing world and helpful case studies of real authors who fixed their own stories, Story Fix isn't just about revision -- it's about resurrection. Infuse your fiction with a much-needed jolt of electricity, and bring it back to life.

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