Story Fix: Transform Your Novel from Broken to Brilliant

Story Fix: Transform Your Novel from Broken to Brilliant


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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.

"Larry Brooks is a superb storyteller and teacher. If anyone can fix your novel, it's him. Put this one on your desk and read it often." —Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon and New York Times best-selling author of My Sister's Grave

"Story Fix is the ultimate writer's companion for taking any manuscript to the next level. A staple for the beginner, a refresher for the pro." —Joe Moore, #1 Amazon and international best-selling co-author of The Blade and The Shield

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599639116
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/19/2015
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 336,204
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Larry Brooks is the best-selling author of five psychological thrillers, in addition to his work as a freelance writer and writing instructor. He is the author of Story Engineering, and Story Physics and the creator of, one of the leading instructional writing sites on the Internet. His most recent novel is The Seventh Thunder.

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