When I read the blurb on this book, it piqued my interest because it said it applied to plotters, pantsers, and tweeners. Mr. Bell generally espouses plotting, which puts my brain in a knot.
Often, I find craft books dull and boring, but Mr. Bell added a nice dash of humor to his text. It held my attention and kept me turning pages.
The main theme of the book was discovering the protagonist's "mirror moment." This occurs in the middle of the story. I put this to the test with a book I'm currently reading by a Christy Award winning author, and sure enough, there was the moment right where he said it would be.
I'm experimenting with his technique with my work in progress. Maybe it will help me break out of writer's block.
This craft book gets 5 Stars for being interesting and informative.
Writers: Do you use a particular method to structure your stories? Please share.
Readers: What's the best part of a story for you? The beginning, the journey, or the grand finale? Please share your thoughts.