New York Times and USA Today Bestselling novelist, screenwriter, editor, namer, critic, movie 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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can send you a book!
Stay tuned, THIS OTHER LIFE has sold to Algonquin, my beloved publisher and I am busy writing it now. My 11th novel CRUEL BEAUTIFUL WORLD is an Indie Next Pick. IS THIS TOMORROW was an May Indie Pick. I'm also the New York Times bestselling author of PICTURES OF YOU, a San Francisco Chronicle Lit Pick, a Costco "Pennie's Pick." a NAIBA bestseller and on the Best Books of 2011 List from San Francisco Chronicle, Providence Journal, Kirkus Reviews and Bookmarks Magazine. 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 San Francisco Chronicle and People Magazine. I teach novel writing for UCLA Extension Writers' Program, and Stanford online, do private fiction editing, and I am a professional namer! I live with my husband, writer/editor Jeff Tamarkin and we beam with pride about our son, an actor/filmmaker in college. Visit me at http://www.carolineleavitt.com.