Friday, June 10, 2011
Story Engineering: Mastering the 6 Core Competencies of Successful Writing - A Review
Story Engineering Mastering the 6 Core Competencies of Successful Writing by Larry Brooks is a terrific guide for anyone looking to improve their written stories. This book gives you, the writer, the tools needed to make your story successful.
I’ve taken numerous college writing classes, story development courses and seminars, but this book is the most to the point and thorough explanation of story crafting that I’ve seen. In this book, Larry Brooks tells you what the 6 Core Competencies of Successful Writing are and explains each of them in detail. Throughout the book he uses different books and movies as examples of how the competencies were used and whether they were used properly or improperly.
I highly recommend Story Engineering to anyone who writes whether it is casually, educationally, or professionally. Larry Brooks lays out the essential elements of a story in a way that is easy to understand. Whether you want to get published or just express yourself better in a journal or your blog posts, Story Engineering can help you improve the way you write.
Disclaimer: I purchased my copy of this book and the views expressed in this review are my own.