Book: How To Write Your Best Story - Advice for Writers on Spinning an Enchanting Tale by Philip Martin
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Philip Martinabout this book: How To Write Your Best Story is a guide for writers. I have long been an editor of books for writers, and I came to the realization that story techniques are seldom taught or emphasized as a core skill for authors.
Instead, plot is often held up as the key. But as an acquisitions editor, I knew that I seldom acquired a book based on its plot. I selected submissions based on the success of the storytelling.
In brief, a story does three things. It captures your attention with something odd, it hold your attention by delivering selected tasty details, and it delivers at the end with a proper finish that surprises and yet fits the story.
So simple. Yet so often overlooked.
This book will help you better understand and better deliver to your readers those three core elements of story.
"An inspiring, captivating gem of a book on the storyteller's art. I loved it."
– Douglas Clegg, author of Neverland, Isis, Afterlife, and other bestselling novels
As Flannery O'Connor said, "I find that most people know what a story is until they sit down to write one."
Don't be one of those writers. Know what makes a good literary story. Then sit down to write a great one!
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