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Story Structure Demystified by Larry Brooks: A Review

What if you could take the big picture of novel writing and condense it into one handy resource?

That’s how I feel about bestselling author Larry Brooks’ new ebook, Story Structure Demystified, now available from his website, Storyfix.

His tagline:

What to write, where to put it, why it works there, and why none of it will be remotely formulaic.

That sums it up pretty well.

If you’re planning on writing a novel (oh, say, NaNoWriMo for example), you’re going to need a solid grasp of story structure.

You’re going to want a copy of this book.

Let me first say that I offered to review Larry’s ebook because I’m eager to share with you a powerful tool that will help you achieve your writing goals.

When I first came across Storyfix, I actually took notes on Larry’s series of articles on story structure. He has a way of breaking down the process into manageable chunks, which I find really helpful.

Story Structure Demystified includes many of the articles found on Storyfix, but with a lot of added content.

You’ll learn about:

Larry gives you a simple breakdown of what is required at each stage, along with insight into character arc and foreshadowing.

I personally like the graphic organizer at the end of the book, which gives you a visual representation of story structure. I’ll be printing it out for easy reference.

Wait Just A Minute…

I understand some of you may have one of two reservations. You may think:

  1. “I don’t need this ebook because I’m an organic writer.”
  2. “I don’t need this ebook because I write literary fiction.”

On both counts, you’d be wrong.

Organic writers will benefit by increasing their understanding of story structure, so when they sit down to write their novels, they will naturally write with it in mind.

Most literary fiction contains story structure. It may not be as pronounced, but it’s there. While you might think this ebook tends more toward commercial fiction, I would still recommend it to those who consider themselves literary writers.

That includes myself.

Here’s The Deal

If you hurry, you can grab your own copy of Story Structure Demystified at a special pre-release price.

You can also snag a copy of Larry’s other ebook, 101 Slightly Unpredictable Tips for Novelists and Screenwriters, for just a few bucks more when you order.

Of course, if you put it off, you can still get these resources at perfectly reasonable prices later on.

But if I were you, I’d get my discount now.

Note: if you do purchase Larry’s ebooks via the links above, I will earn a small affiliate commission which will assist me in keeping this site running. I’m certain Larry’s work will make a difference to your writing, commission or not! 🙂