Wednesday, May 17

The Story Cure

I’ll tell you what…even if you only read the introduction to this book, it’s enough to motivate and inspire you to improve your novel or memoir. But don’t stop there. The rest of the book does a great job of addressing common concerns and pitfalls we, as writers, face. The Book Doctor helps you strengthen your work and guide you through revisions.

I love the organization of this book and the author’s straightforward approach. The language used is easy to understand, and the concepts are simple to follow.

The Story Cure is divided into two parts, Cures and Checkups. The first section (the first 140 pages) helps you find the foundations of your story—characters, dialogue, setting, point of view, plot, and other details. It also directs you on how to diagnose problem areas and how to ‘cure’ them.

The second section can be the more painful part—unless you are like me and strangely enjoy the painstaking process of editing and revising. It contains healthy habit tips, and inspires a strong approach to basically re-writing your entire book. (teehee)

If you struggle with motivation, inspiration, or progressing your manuscript along, this book is a great helper. Just follow the doctor’s advice and you’re sure to be on your way to a bestseller—or at least a finished book. ;)

Rating: 5 stars

Thank you to the publisher and BloggingForBooks for my complimentary copy.

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