New York Times and USA Today Bestselling novelist, screenwriter, writing mentor, namer, book critic, knitting addict and chocoholic
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Win a copy of Lisa Cron's astonishing Wired for Story: Using Brain Science to Hook Readers From the Very First Sentence
Struggling to write your novel? Feel like you can't get a grip of on your story. My friend, the brilliant story-structure guru, UCLA instructor, former agent and writer Lisa Cron's new book, Wired For Story: The Writers' Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers From the Very First Sentence is a new way of looking at story, based on the science of how the brain works. Trust me, it works. I've made Lisa sit down with me and help me unlock two novels so far, and a script. You'll want to snap up this book, but she's offering to give away 4 copies. And all you have to do is comment here on what you think the biggest problem in telling a story well is. The first four responses get a book!
Don't forget, if you see you are one of the first four, get me your address at email@example.com so we can send you a book!
My l0th novel IS THIS TOMORROW (Algonquin Books) is a May Indie Pick! I'm also the New York Times bestselling author of PICTURES OF YOU (Algonquin), which sold to 6 countries, went into 5 printings, and was a San Francisco Chronicle Lit Pick, a Costco "Pennie's Pick" and a NAIBA bestseller. Pictures of You is also a USA Today ebook bestseller and is on the Best Books of 2011 List from San Francisco Chronicle, Providence Journal, Kirkus Reviews and Bookmarks Magazine. It's also one of Kirkus Reviews Top 5 books of 2011 about the Family and love. I'm the recipient of a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Fiction. I was a 2013 finalist in the Sundance Screenwriting Lab and a finalist in the Nickelodeon Screenwriting Fellowship, four of my novels were optioned for screen, and I talked my way into writing the script for two of them. My essay, HIgh Infidelity, has been optioned for film. I'm a book critic for The Boston Globe and People Magazine. I teach novel writing for UCLA and Stanford online, do private fiction editing, and I am a professional namer! I live with my husband and son. Visit me at http://www.carolineleavitt.com.