Writing-the craft by Cindy
I downloaded the book, Story Engineering, by Larry Brooks onto my Nook. I'm so excited to learn from the master.
The first chapter is decidcated to convincing the reader there is a specific formula to writing a successful novel. He calls this formula the Six Core Competencies. He asserts that if only one of the competencies is neglected it will "almost certainly kill your chances of being offered a contract."
He promises that if you apply even a small portion of the book to your writing you will be a more effecient and effective storyteller.
Stay tuned for my thoughts on each of the competencies.