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Story Fix - by Larry Brooks (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 232

Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Book theme: General

Author: Larry Brooks

Language: English

Street Date: October 19, 2015
TCIN: 46769998
UPC: 9781599639116
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0565

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"Larry Brooks tells it like it is! If your goal is to write a novel that sells, enthralls readers, and garners great reviews, you need to pore over this writing guide, marking up the pages and absorbing the insightful analysis and astute advice. Then read it through again, using Brooks's gems of wisdom and case studies to amp up your premise, plot, and characters and hone your storytelling skills." --Jodie Renner, editor and award-winning author of Fire up Your Fiction, Captivate Your Readers, and Writing a Killer Thriller

"In a marketplace filled with rehashed, often over-simplified advice, Brooks pulls no punches. Larry speaks to you like the professional writer he knows you can become. He clearly understands the difference between what you may want to hear--and what you need to hear." --Art Holcomb, award-winning writer and educator

"Writing the novel is half the battle. The other half is fixing it. In this book, master craftsman Larry Brooks gives you his set of tools for the fix-it stage. So strap on your belt, and get to work!" --James Scott Bell, author of Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure

"There are certain universal truths at work in every piece of great fiction. Larry Brooks has scoured, explored, and unearthed the elements of unforgettable fiction and set the entire treasure at our feet. Not only will Story Fix take your writing to the next level, but it will create a better understanding of the writer's mind and how we can be proactive where story is concerned. Being an author who writes two to three novels a year, I can't tell you how invaluable this resource is to me. Story Fix sits on my desk beside my computer at all times!" --Heather Burch, best-selling author of One Lavender Ribbon and Along the Broken Road

"Larry Brooks is, simply stated, a great thinker about story form. You'll get so much from his advice and mentorship." --Jennifer Lauck, New York Times best-selling author of Blackbird, Still Waters, Show Me the Way, and Found

"Story Fix is an essential diagnostic tool for writers. Larry Brooks shows the reader how to perform a 'stress test' on a manuscript or story idea in order to flush out flaws and weaknesses. Story Fix helped me spot a fundamental flaw in the setup of my current project. I went back and reworked the entire concept." --Kathryn Lilley, mystery author and founder of The Kill Zone blog

"Story Fix is the book that will take you to the mountaintop. What awaits is an exhilarating ride into your best story. Hang on!" --Kay Kenyon, acclaimed fantasy and science fiction author

"The revision process is where New York Times bestsellers are born. To achieve success, a writer needs tools. The good news is that, finally, there's a how-to guide written by a pro who helps writers bridge the gap from 'It sucks' to 'It's great.'" --Mindy Halleck, award-winning writer, novelist, and writing instructor (www.MindyHalleck.com)

"I have the pleasure of teaming up with Larry Brooks on The Kill Zone, one of the best resources for writers of thrillers and mysteries. I've discovered that Larry's advice to aspiring novelists is straightforward, clear-eyed, and best of all, full of empathy. Larry knows you can't write a publishable novel without a lot of hard work, and he's not afraid to say it. I recommend Story Fix to anyone who's truly serious about writing fiction." --Mark Alpert, internationally best-selling author of The Six and The Orion Plan

"No matter what level of writing you're at, Story Fix is the ultimate road map into understanding what it takes to piece together your own success. Larry Brooks delivers an incredible guide that will help you redefine the heartbeat of existing talents. Fix more than your story--fix your approach!" --Delilah Marvelle, USA Today best-selling author

"Larry Brooks's Story Fix is an invaluable resource to both novice and professional writers alike. Not only does he clearly outline the key elements required to produce a compelling and marketable novel, but he also details, in specific, measurable, and practical ways, how these elements can be evaluated in a writer's own work with the ultimate aim of revising and, in the end, redeeming, previously rejected manuscripts. Story Fix is a compelling read in its own right and a much-needed addition for anyone interested in taking their writing craft to a higher professional (and ultimately more salable) level." --Clare Langley-Hawthorne, author of Unlikely Traitors

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