Well worth a read…..
Rowling’s Harry Potter books were considered groundbreaking in many ways – their length for YA fiction, their depth of character, their intensely intricate plots and fantastic settings – but that’s only the icing on the cake. It was essentially because Rowling understood and followed some basic novel guidelines that the unique elements of her series were able to shine through.
Before I read the book Story Engineering by Larry Brooks, I thought that published authors were somehow above us mere mortals – like they lived on clouds filled with bottomless writing ideas and jumped from one to the next on their winged unicorns . . . or something. I thought that either you…
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