Story Genius

Inhaltsverzeichnis

CONTENTS

Introduction
1

PART I. WHAT A STORY IS, AND WHAT IT ISN’T

Story: The Brain’s Decoder Ring
9

Myths Galore: Everything We Were Taught About Writing Is Wrong
19

PART II. CREATING THE INSIDE STORY

The
What If? Expectation, Broken!
35

The Who: Whose Life Will You Utterly Upend?
53

The Why: Why, Exactly, Does Your Protagonist Care?
67

The Worldview: Your Protagonist’s, That Is
85

What Next? The Beauty of Cause and Effect
105

The When: An Offer Your Protagonist Can’t Refuse (But Probably Wants To)
123

PART III. CREATING AN EXTERNAL GAUNTLET TO SPUR YOUR PROTAGONIST’S INTERNAL STRUGGLE

9 The Opening: Of Your Novel and of the Story Genius Blueprinting System
147

10 The Real “Aha!” Moment: Where Will Your Story End?
165

11 Building Your Blueprint: How to Keep Track of All the Moving Parts
187

12 Going Back to Move Forward: How to Harvest the Past to Set Up the Plot
195

13 Story Logic: Making Sure Each “What” Has a “Why”
209

14 The Secret to Layering: Subplots, Storylines, and Secondary Characters
223

15 Writing Forward: Stories Grow in Spirals
245

Story Genius

How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhere)

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Erscheinungsdatum

09.08.2016

Verlag

Random House N.Y.

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288

Beschreibung

Details

Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

09.08.2016

Verlag

Random House N.Y.

Seitenzahl

288

Maße (L/B/H)

21,1/13,9/2,2 cm

Gewicht

300 g

Sprache

Englisch

ISBN

978-1-60774-889-2

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  • Story Genius
  • CONTENTS

    Introduction
    1

    PART I. WHAT A STORY IS, AND WHAT IT ISN’T

    Story: The Brain’s Decoder Ring
    9

    Myths Galore: Everything We Were Taught About Writing Is Wrong
    19

    PART II. CREATING THE INSIDE STORY

    The
    What If? Expectation, Broken!
    35

    The Who: Whose Life Will You Utterly Upend?
    53

    The Why: Why, Exactly, Does Your Protagonist Care?
    67

    The Worldview: Your Protagonist’s, That Is
    85

    What Next? The Beauty of Cause and Effect
    105

    The When: An Offer Your Protagonist Can’t Refuse (But Probably Wants To)
    123

    PART III. CREATING AN EXTERNAL GAUNTLET TO SPUR YOUR PROTAGONIST’S INTERNAL STRUGGLE

    9 The Opening: Of Your Novel and of the Story Genius Blueprinting System
    147

    10 The Real “Aha!” Moment: Where Will Your Story End?
    165

    11 Building Your Blueprint: How to Keep Track of All the Moving Parts
    187

    12 Going Back to Move Forward: How to Harvest the Past to Set Up the Plot
    195

    13 Story Logic: Making Sure Each “What” Has a “Why”
    209

    14 The Secret to Layering: Subplots, Storylines, and Secondary Characters
    223

    15 Writing Forward: Stories Grow in Spirals
    245