Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence Author Lisa Cron
ISBN-10 1607742454
ISBN-13 9781607742456
Year 2012-07-10
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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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

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