Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Finding the Core of your Story


Available on Amazon

I have never been one to fall in love with self-help books or writing books, but this one is an exception. It embodies such a great combination of obvious skill on the part of the writer and a fun presentation.

So, if you are a writer, editor, screenwriter, or just someone who likes to read books about writing, this is a great book to pick up. I have already found this book very useful in many ways.

Jordan Smith explains exactly how to get to the core of the story while walking through the steps of writing a logline. He offers plenty of great examples to demonstrate the steps and choices that need to be made. As a writer, I am constantly struggling to describe my books to others. Smith's book helped me hone my pitches and develop taglines for my books. I plan on referring back to the book with each new project I undertake.

As an added bonus, book entertains as it teaches. The author engages the reader as few non-fiction writers do. The result is a pleasant learning experience.

I look forward to picking up more books by Jordan Smith in the future.

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