The new year is upon us, and with it a refreshing sense of what’s possible. A whole new 365 days to do with whatever we desire.
And one of the things I like to do every year, is re-read my favorite craft book, Story Engineering, by Larry Brooks.
But this year, I wanted to do something different. This year, I’m inviting you to JOIN ME.
I hosted a 7-day livestream series where we read and then discussed the sections of Story Engineering. (Video replays below)
Why did I choose this book? Because the information in it changed my life. It took me from writing in circles to writing actual stories that were cohesive and worth publishing. It helped me get my debut novel, SoundCheck, out into the world.
It’s the only craft book that ever spoke to me and that finally made me really understand story structure and how to use it. (I was lucky enough to have found Story Engineering back when it was an eBook on Larry’s site called, Story Structure–Demystified.)
Not to mention it’s a best-seller, and Signature recently named it #3 Best Books on Writing.
And if you are following along, I highly recommend you also do the following:
1. Buy (or borrow) a copy of Story Engineering by Larry Brooks (it’s available on Kindle and in print)
2. Download the Story Engineering Reading Guide that I created to go with this event