What makes a story click for a reader? Writers have asked themselves this question since we first picked up a quill.
In Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence, author Lisa Cron uses neuroscience to explain how our reader brains are hardwired to to crave story—and the she explains how writers can systematically satisfy that craving.
I love this book. It was so full of useful, actionable information it took me awhile to finish because I kept taking notes. In spite of being packed with so much useful information, Lisa made the book easy to digest. She uses a lot of humor and examples to drive the message home. It was an entertaining and powerful read that provided high-value information.
I owe three stories at the moment, but a few chapters in to Wired for Story I put them all on hold so I could implement the checklists Lisa presents before I wrote anything else. Thanks to this book, I’ve added some powerful new tools to my arsenal and I’m excited to try them out.
I highly recommend Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence by Lisa Cron. You can find it on Amazon here.