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Story Genius

Story Genius
Author: Lisa Cron
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607748908
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Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story. It’s every novelist’s greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story has no sense of urgency, no internal logic, and so is a page one rewrite. The prevailing wisdom in the writing community is that there are just two ways around this problem: pantsing (winging it) and plotting (focusing on the external plot). Story coach Lisa Cron has spent her career discovering why these methods don’t work and coming up with a powerful alternative, based on the science behind what our brains are wired to crave in every story we read (and it’s not what you think). In Story Genius Cron takes you, step-by-step, through the creation of a novel from the first glimmer of an idea, to a complete multilayered blueprint—including fully realized scenes—that evolves into a first draft with the authority, richness, and command of a riveting sixth or seventh draft.
Story Genius
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Lisa Cron
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-09 - Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story. It’s every novelist’s greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story has no sense of urgency, no internal logic, and so is a page one rewrite. The prevailing wisdom in the writing community is that there are just two ways around this problem: pantsing (winging it) and plotting (focusing on the external plot). Story coach Lisa Cron has spent her career discovering why these methods don’t work and coming up with a powerful alternative, based on the science behind what our brains are wired to crave in every story we read (and it’s not what you think). In Story Genius Cron takes you, step-by-step, through the creation of a novel from the first glimmer of an idea, to a complete multilayered blueprint—including fully realized scenes—that evolves into a first draft with the authority, richness, and command of a riveting sixth or seventh draft.
Story Genius
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Lisa Cron
Categories: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:
A writing guide that examines how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a story.
Wired for Story
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Lisa Cron
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
"This guide reveals how writers can take advantage of the brain's hard-wired responses to story to captivate their readers' minds through each plot element"--Provided by publisher.
House of Versace
Language: en
Pages: 343
Authors: Deborah Ball
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Three Rivers Press
An unauthorized chronicle of the rise of the influential fashion entrepreneur reveals family secrets pertaining to the crimes, tragedies, and intense rivalries that shaped his career, offering insight into the ongoing struggle to maintain his legacy after his death.
Ordinary Genius
Language: en
Pages: 95
Authors: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-01-01 - Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
For use in schools and libraries only. Recounts the life of the scientist whose theories of relativity revolutionized the way we look at space and time.
Longitude
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Dava Sobel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-28 - Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong.
Grand Pursuit
Language: en
Pages: 558
Authors: Sylvia Nasar
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Traces how the works of Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew reflected the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, citing the achievements of such influential figures as John Maynard Keyes, Paul Samuelson, and Amartya Sen.
Einstein
Language: en
Pages: 704
Authors: Walter Isaacson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-04 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
NOW A MAJOR SERIES 'GENIUS' ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, PRODUCED BY RON HOWARD AND STARRING GEOFFREY RUSH Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius. He was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days. His character, creativity and imagination were related, and they drove both his life and his science. In this marvellously clear and accessible narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the universe that he discovered. Einstein's success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marvelling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a worldview based on respect for free spirits and free individuals. All of which helped make Einstein into a rebel but with a reverence for the harmony of nature, one with just the right blend of imagination and wisdom to transform our understanding of the universe. This new biography, the first since all of Einstein's papers have become available, is the fullest picture yet of one of the key figures of the twentieth century. This is the first
Bitcoin Billionaires
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Ben Mezrich
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-19 - Publisher: Flatiron Books
From Ben Mezrich, the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, comes Bitcoin Billionaires--the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off. Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller The Accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook's founding and the basis for the Academy Award–winning film The Social Network. Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers’ redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook. Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money after their fight with Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into an eccentric character who tells them about a brand-new idea: cryptocurrency. Immersing themselves in what is then an obscure and sometimes sinister world, they begin to realize “crypto” is, in their own words, "either the next big thing or total bulls--t." There’s nothing left to do but make a bet. From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange
Quirky
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Melissa A Schilling
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-13 - Publisher: PublicAffairs
The science behind the traits and quirks that drive creative geniuses to make spectacular breakthroughs What really distinguishes the people who literally change the world--those creative geniuses who give us one breakthrough after another? What differentiates Marie Curie or Elon Musk from the merely creative, the many one-hit wonders among us? Melissa Schilling, one of the world's leading experts on innovation, invites us into the lives of eight people--Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Elon Musk, Dean Kamen, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, and Steve Jobs--to identify the traits and experiences that drove them to make spectacular breakthroughs, over and over again. While all innovators possess incredible intellect, intellect alone, she shows, does not create a breakthrough innovator. It was their personal, social, and emotional quirkiness that enabled true genius to break through--not just once but again and again. Nearly all of the innovators, for example, exhibited high levels of social detachment that enabled them to break with norms, an almost maniacal faith in their ability to overcome obstacles, and a passionate idealism that pushed them to work with intensity even in the face of criticism or failure. While these individual traits would be unlikely to work in isolation--being unconventional without