Story Fix

By having these writers identify the twelve story elements and essences within their own work, and then offering them his responses to their answers, we see first hand how the secrets revealed in Story Fix can lead storytellers to the ...

Author: Larry Brooks

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599639130

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Reinvigorate Your Fiction! You've written the first draft of your novel or screenplay, and you've released it into the world: to your critique group, to your most trusted beta readers, or even to an agent or an editor. But something's wrong. You're not getting the glowing response you had expected, or you might have even received a rejection. Your story is getting a "Meh..." when you had hoped for an "Amazing!" But have no fear--the piece you've sweated and bled over isn't dead on arrival. It just needs fixing. Story Fix is the answer to your revision needs. With practical techniques from critically acclaimed author and story coach Larry Brooks, you will learn how to: • Develop a story-fixing mind-set • Navigate the two essential realms of revision: story and execution • Evaluate your novel or screenplay against twelve crucial storytelling elements and essences. • Strengthen your concept and premise. • Punch up the dramatic tension, pacing, thematic weight, characterization, and more. • Align your story with proven structural principles. Filled with candid advice on the realities of the publishing world and helpful case studies of real authors who fixed their own stories, Story Fix isn't just about revision--it's about resurrection. Infuse your fiction with a much-needed jolt of electricity, and bring it back to life. "Larry Brooks is a superb storyteller and teacher. If anyone can fix your novel, it's him. Put this one on your desk and read it often." --Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon and New York Times best-selling author of My Sister's Grave "Story Fix is the ultimate writer's companion for taking any manuscript to the next level. A staple for the beginner, a refresher for the pro." --Joe Moore, #1 Amazon and international best-selling co-author of The Blade and The Shield

Architectural precedents ed by an architect C Davy

Fix 2in . deal - cased frames with oak sunk cills , and circular and square heads to back and front parlours , as shown in ... Fix quarter battening and inch ploughed grounds round back and front room and staircase , as on ground story ...

Author: Architectural precedents


ISBN: OXFORD:590028836


Page: 74

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Domestic Pictures and Tales

And so strongly does everything connected with a “ dear darling storyfix itself on the childish mind , that I can recall even the when and where of the relation of this favourite tale . A low - roofed parlour in a parsonage house ...

Author: Margaret Gatty


ISBN: OXFORD:600078303


Page: 176

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Digging Out of Distraction

Every time I go back into the story to fix a major plot point, it affects the entire story. As one writer friend said, it's like pushing down a domino and then a whole row tumbles. I know my beginning, my set up, my ending and my pinch ...

Author: Christine Glover

Publisher: Christine Glover


Category: Self-Help

Page: 189

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USA Today Bestselling author Christine Glover sold her first book in 2013 after years of putting her butt in the chair to write her stories. This book is a compilation of her blog entries that depict a large portion of her writing journey from 2008 through 2013. Join Christine as she battles the Demons of Doubt and Despair to get BICHOK — Butt In Chair, Hands On Keys— and write her stories even when no one would buy them, and deadlines weren’t looming (other than her own self-imposed ones). Travel along the path toward publication with Christine while she received close, but no cigar revise and resubmit requests instead of the infamous Call that would tell her she had finally sold her first book. And be inspired to fight hard to attain victory and make a dream come true.

60 Stories About 30 Seconds

“We can probably fix this, right?” I always say this. Glass-half-full kind of guy that I am. And, going forward, my contribution to “fixing this” will be asking if it's fixed every ten minutes. An hour later, I was driving us south ...

Author: Bruce Van Dusen

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 9781642934038

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 458

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1977. New York City. Cool and crime-ridden, cheap and wild. Bruce Van Dusen shows up in town with a film degree and $150 to his name. He wants to make movies. The only ones anyone will pay him to make? Little ones. Thirty seconds long. Commercials. He has no idea what he’s doing and the money sucks. But he’s a director. He gets hired by a client on life support in the most depressing hospital in New York. Gets peed on by a lion. Explains peristalsis to a Tony winner. Makes a movie and goes to Sundance. Goes back to little movies when it bombs. Keeps hustling, shooting anything. Is an a**hole, pays the price, finally learns when and how to be an a**hole and becomes one of the industry’s stars. Years go by and it’s not what he expected. It’s harder, weirder, and funnier. But it worked out. It worked out great, actually.

Science Fiction Short Stories Collection Illustrated

"I'll fix it for you. You said you wanted it fixed." "I want it back." Steven stood on one foot, then the other, torn by doubt and indecision. "Can you really fix it? Can you make it work again?" "Yes." "All right. Fix it for me, then.

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN: PKEY:SMP2200000098344

Category: Fiction


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Philip K. Dick published 44 novels and 121 short stories during his lifetime and solidified his position as arguably the most literary of science fiction writers. Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series. Although Dick spent most of his career as a writer in near-poverty, ten of his stories have been adapted into popular films since his death, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, Screamers, and The Adjustment Bureau. Second Variety The Variable Man Adjustment Team The Hanging Stranger The Eyes Have It The Skull Mr. Spaceship Beyond the Door Beyond Lies the Wub The Golden Man The Gun The Defenders Tony and the Beetles The Crystal Crypt Upon the Dull Earth Piper in the Woods Of Withered Apples Colony The Turning Wheel The Last of the Masters James P. Crow Prominent Author Small Town Survey Team Sales Pitch Breakfast at Twilight The Crawlers Exhibit Piece Meddler Souvenir Progeny Strange Eden Human Is Foster, You're Dead

Story s Legal Digest and Directory of Lawyers

Upon the day of the creditors ' meeting , the county judge shall fix a day , not more than sixty or less than thirty thereafter , in which the assignee , assignor or any creditor may file objections to any claim .




Category: Law

Page: 1290

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California Farmer

THE BIG FIX How some growers fixed their grapes illegally to get an edge on the market . O by Richard Steven Street tions of the Fix story are becoming known . What emerges from a two - year investigation is a picture of a substance ne ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106008570894

Category: Agriculture

Page: 610

View: 986


Backstory Motivation and Conflict

An easy to understand, plain-English guide to the transformational arc and story mechanics Jodi Henley. Jodi's never-ending quest to fix her first book (or a practical example for people who have something they'd like to fix) Like I ...


Publisher: Jodi Henley


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 135

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Previously published as Practical Emotional Structure 2. Do your characters suffer from boring emotional arcs? Have your readers said your characters feel forced or inconsistent, or wondered why your hero and heroine love each other? Do you really understand the transformational character arc, conflict, or where motivation comes from? And have you ever wanted to know the actual mechanics of how to manipulate story emotions so you can produce consistent results? Included in this book: Why readers love or reject books. Why backstory is important. How to use a simple doodle to figure out what your characters will do, all the secondary influences on their actions, what needs to happen in the story, and how much word count you'll need to accomplish your goal. How to scale conflict up or down to hit your targeted word count (or in other words, how to create conflict for one book or a multi-book arc). How to fix character arcs quickly and easily. How to get across your character's emotions. How to understand why your character is doing something, and how you can fix it so they do something else, organically. How the placement of an inciting incident changes the story (or one story, three different ways). Lots of pictures. Written in an easy, conversational style, Backstory, Motivation and Conflict makes it easy to understand the theory you need to write emotionally resonant books, each and every time.


I tell you I was Well , to make a long story short , I staid with him till I got his proud of that office , if I never was ... sort of a done a good day's work . safe , and if it gets out of order it takes considerable time to fix it .



ISBN: UOM:39015049004156

Category: American wit and humor


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