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by Lisa Lenard-Cook

  • ISBN: 1582974888
  • Author: Lisa Lenard-Cook
  • ePub ver: 1108 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 270
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books; 1st edition (April 30, 2008)
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  • Category: Reference
  • Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
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Award-winning author Lisa Lenard-Cook takes you through the entire The Best Fiction Has a Mind of Its Own .

Award-winning author Lisa Lenard-Cook takes you through the entire The Best Fiction Has a Mind of Its Own&break;&break;How do you create a successful story that captures readers from its first page and never lets them go until the final page is turned? The secret is a delicate balancing act between allowing a story a mind of its own and holding tightly to its reins. Lenard-Cook starts with the basics of formulating ideas to eventually showin Everyone has his or her own story to tell, but how to translate our experiences and memories into a successful novel is not an easy task.

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The Best Fiction Has a Mind of Its Own How do you create a successful story that captures readers from its first page and never lets them go until . Award-winning author Lisa Lenard-Cook takes you through the entire writing process.

The Best Fiction Has a Mind of Its Own How do you create a successful story that captures readers from its first page and never lets them go until the final page is turned? The secret is a delicate balancing act between allowing a story a mind of its own and holding tightly to its reins.

264 pages : 21 cm. Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-259) and index. Fictional seeds - I've got voices in my head! -. - The plot thickens - Where it's at - What's your point? -. Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-259) and index

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The Best Fiction Has a Mind of Its Own & break; & break;How do you create a successful story that captures readers from its first page and never lets them go until. This text learns readers how to allow fiction a mind of its own while still holding tightly to the reins, by exploring both the foundations and the nuances of story creation, moving far beyond the basics into the realm of fiction that makes that mysterious connection with readers.

Mind of your story Lenard-cook, Lisa David & Charles 9781582974880 : Helps you learn how to allow fiction a mind of its own while still holding to the reins, by exploring both the foundations. Кол-во: о цене Наличие: Отсутствует. Возможна поставка под заказ. При оформлении заказа до: 13 сен 2019 Ориентировочная дата поставки: начало октября При условии наличия книги у поставщика.

Discover What Drives Your Fiction. Published April 23, 2008 by Writers Digest Books.

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Lisa Lenard-Cook’s Mind of Your Story: Discover What Drives Your Fiction was published by Writer’s Digest Books in April 2008 and was awarded second place in the NM Presswomen’s Communications Contest in the Instructional Book Category. Dissonance, her first novel, won the Jim Sagel Prize for the Novel while in manuscript. Workshop is limited to 20 students.

Lisa Lenard-Cook is the PEN–short-listed author of the novel Coyote Morning, the writing guides Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir, and The Mind of Your Story, as well as numerous trade nonfiction and ghostwritten books. She is a faculty member at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and the Taos Summer Writers Conference, and a 2014 featured writer at the National Undergraduate Literature Conference. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Best Fiction Has a Mind of Its Own

&break;&break;How do you create a successful story that captures readers from its first page and never lets them go until the final page is turned?

&break;&break;The secret is a delicate balancing act between allowing a story a mind of its own and holding tightly to its reins.

&break;&break;Award-winning author Lisa Lenard-Cook takes you through the entire writing process, showing you how to: &break;&break;nurture your ideas–the seeds of your fiction–so they bloom more fully&break;develop nuanced characters with distinct voices that intrigue readers,&break;manage your story's "mind"–carefully pacing your scenes&break;navigate the intricacies of the revision process–so your own edits are more efficient and effective&break;&break;Combining practical advice with down-to-earth candor, The Mind of Your Story illuminates the often-elusive elements of fiction and helps you turn your creative obsessions into that mysterious yet undeniable connection with readers.

Comments (7)

Geny
Award winning author Lisa Lenard-Cook's book "The Mind of Your Story: Discover What Drives Your Fiction" is a valuable resource for any potential or seasoned creative writer.

Lisa provides the reader with instruction on how to nurture your ideas, develop characters, plot, and voice. Stimulating exercises, practical tips, and informative narrative all add to the value of the book.

From the seeds of idea stage, through the editing stage, right through to the appendix with an illustrative "Manuscript Page in Process" Lenard-Cook takes the reader through finding a balance in allowing "The Mind of Your Story" freedom of expression.

I appreciated the comprehensive index, thought provoking color illustrations, and a reader friendly format that calls for repeated previews, reviews, and stimulating motivation.

Lisa Lenard-Cook delivers in "The Mind of Your Story: Discover What Drives Your Fiction." Highly recommended.
Dianantrius
I own many books on writing, but this one blows them all away. It's as simple as that. It isn't your standard "how to write" text. Rather, it's the sort of book that makes you think. Other books go into the basics of writing, and while this one does touch upon each subject, it serves more as inspiration and nourishment for your muse. It shows you how to take your writing to the next level--to make an ordinary, dull story into something unique, with layers and nuances. As you read it, your mind makes connections, and new ideas spark into life, so that you're constantly tempted to stop reading and go write.

As one reviewer pointed out, there are a lot of illustrations. However, I don't see them as needless. In fact, I feel that they brought the book to a much higher level. A few of the illustrations are essential, as they demonstrate certain points the author is trying to make. The rest are simply there to engage your creative muse. That is what the book is really about, after all: using your creative side to write, the right brain, instead of the practical left brain that's better used during the editing stage, not the writing stage.

All the traditional writing books are aimed at the technical aspects of writing. And that's good. It's important to learn how to write properly. But once you know the basics, then what? When you know *how* to write, but you're still hesitating or unsure, this book will help. It's the kind of book that is a pleasure to read, because it engages the senses. It's beautifully bound, with thick pages and an artistic design that makes it more than just a book. You'll want to read it slowly, a few chapters at a time, so that you can absorb what you're being taught.

(Edited to Add: I thought of the perfect example to describe the difference between this book and your standard "how to write" book. A regular writing book is necessary, but basic--like a utilitarian stand-up shower. Gets the job done, but doesn't do much for your imagination or creativity. On the other hand, "The Mind of Your Story" is essential yet luxurious--like a deep, soothing bubble bath in a cozy bathroom lit by candlelight. Likewise gets you clean, but more elegant than strictly necessary, and goes a long way toward rejuvenating your mind.)

This book would make a fantastic gift for someone who writes, or as an indulgence for yourself. Final word? Best purchase I've made in a long time. Worth every penny, and then some! It will have a place of honor at the top of my stack of writing books, where I can easily grab it whenever I need a bit of encouragement.
tref
To begin with, I have just about every "recent" writing book there is. Yes, I admit it. I'm a Book junkie. But I still make time to write every day. Nonetheless, I bought this book reluctantly because I needed to make a $25 purchase in order to receive free shipping. At the same time, I was also hoping to find "something" helpful or learn of a few writing tips to justify my purchase. Sadly, I was disappointed.

This book offers a very down to earth and personable read about the heart of fiction, which the author illuminates by talking about a few facets of fiction like pacing, plot, pov, and the such (look at the free preview for a detailed listing of the table of contents). Cook delves into each area with heart but fails to give any in depth treatment of the subject that you can utilize in helping you to write. Her book feels more like a collection of essays / vignettes on the "beauty" &/or generalizations of writing.

At 270 pages, I expected a much more detailed treatment of writing such as Premise, Theme, and characterization. Also, this book has an aurora of a new age feel because of the many needless pictures within this book that have nothing to do with writing. In fact, these clip art take up about 20 full pages within the book.

However, as engaging as I found Cook's writing to be, I felt by the end of the book I was left with nothing except for inspiration and perhaps a refresher on the extreme basics of writing and a pretty book to look at.

This book might serve a purpose for the beginner as a companion text, if only to elucidate on some of the generalities of writing fiction, for anything else, look elsewhere.

Some better books to consider in comparison to what this book is trying to achieve are: Elizabeth Lyon's "A Writer's Guide to Fiction", Dara Mark's "Inside Story", and Stanley Williams' "Moral Premise".

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