As writers we all know what it’s like to go to ground, so deeply into what we’re writing that everything else seems to disappear . . . that is until you open your sock drawer, discover it’s empty and realize you haven’t done laundry since December, 2014.
I don’t want to tell you how many such moments I’ve had this past year while writing Story Genius, but I do want to say how glad I am that it’s finally finished, and so here I am, blinking at the sun like Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day (great movie!), and delighted, in a befuddled, squinting sort of way, to be once again standing in the sunlight, wearing clean socks. Hello!
I’m happy to say that Story Genius: How To Use Brain Science to Crack the Code of Your Novel (Before You Spend 3 Years Writing 327 Pages that Go Nowhere) will be published by Ten Speed in August, 2016, and now I can turn my attention to what I love most: working with writers.
Because writers – you guys – are the most powerful people in the world. Why? Because story is the most powerful communication tool on the planet. And there’s nothing I love more than helping writers wrangle the story in their head onto the page.
So expect to hear more from me in the coming weeks, with writing tidbits, story tips, advice and news.
For now, my latest post on Writer Unboxed went up last week: What Grabs Readers: The Inside Story.
Talk soon, till then, here’s to the power of story – yours.