Imagine knowing what we’re hardwired to crave in every story we encounter, what fuels the success of any story, and keeps readers transfixed. The answer is a game-changer, especially since the secret to writing a compelling story has very little to do with the surface plot or learning to “write well.” We’ll explore what your reader’s brain craves, why, what a story actually is, and why writers are therefore the most powerful people on the planet.
The result? You’ll be able zero in on what your story is actually about before you write word one (or if you’re in the midst of your umpteenth rewrite, before you write another word). You’ll not only produce a more powerful story, chances are you’ll drastically reduce your rewrite time.
Join us as we explore the science behind story with Lisa Cron, author of ‘Wired for Story’ and her new book ‘Story Genius: How to use brain science to go beyond outlining and write a riveting novel’
Story has always affected me in a big way. I wouldn’t be who I am if I hadn’t read A Wrinkle in Time when I was nine. Or, sadly, watched way, way too much TV as a teenager. Remember That Girl and Love, American Style? I hope not. What I’ve learned since then is that story is the language of the brain. We’re affected by stories every minute of every day, whether we know it or not. My goal is to reveal what gives story its unparalleled power, the better to enable us to create stories capable of changing the world (in a good way). Story is, after all, our one real superpower – Lisa Cron
DATE AND TIME
Thu, November 17, 2016
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
209 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010