When we love a story, when a book stays with us for days (or decades) we know that it “works.” What we mean by that is that the story fulfilled specific desires (based on the genre/tone of that novel). But how does one story work and another fail?
Of course there’s always some subjectivity on the matter, but overall we do seem to share a “communal objectivity” about a tale either soaring or flopping. Tastes vary, but we still recognize the difference (more…)
January 8, 2014 | Categories: ►The Craft of Writing | Tags: art, artists, author, Book, fantasy, fiction, horror, Larry Brooks, novel, story, story engineering, story planning, structure, writer, writing | 4 Comments