Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

In Wired for Story, on page 31, Lisa Cron corrects the myth that the plot is simply what the story is about. She says that the reality is, “A story is about how the plot affects the protagonist.”

She continues on page 39 that “the plot’s goal isn’t simply to find out whether he snags that brass ring or not; rather, it’s to force him to confront the internal issue that’s keeping him from it in the first place.”

I’ve found her book to help in digging deeper for the real story behind the inciting incident and the continuing plot.

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2 responses to “Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

  1. Maybe you could write a blurb for our CWC newsletter’s Toolbox about Cron’s book? I know how busy you are, and it doesn’t have to be this month. I, too, find Cron’s way of looking at things very helpful.

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  2. I really like this, very insightful!

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