106 - Story Engineering

I've read lots of books on writing good stories.  I've watched DVDs and listened to lectures on crafting and organizing a story.  I've studied the craft for a while and I've learned there are very few great books out there on the subject.  There are some good ones, some decent ones, and a few crummy ones.  However, there are only a few Great books.  This book was good, not great.  Larry Brooks did an excellent job of getting his points across and had more than enough information to merit a couple read throughs.  However, there was nothing truly groundbreaking about it.  I would recommend this book to anyone interested to sit down and start working on a novel.  I would not recommend it to anyone who had studied the idea of writing stories already.  This book makes an excellent primer, but a poor research book.

I received this book free from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.

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