Wired for Story by Lisa Cron (audiobook)
Narrated by Wendy Tremont King
Understanding the science of what a story does to a brain. Writing well and telling a good story aren’t always the same thing. You can have all of the mechanics correct but if you don’t reach the reader and excite their emotions and desires, the story can fall flat. This book shows how to excite the mind and entertain readers. Humans have always enjoyed stories. Our earliest stories were told as a way of warning. Story gives readers a chance to experience events without fear. Telling a story that makes the reader feel all the emotions and sensations of truly being there is what makes a great author that is what Wired for Story tries to teach us.
YouTube host and author, Abbie Emmons and online workshop instructor and author, Angela Knight both suggested reading Wired for Story to better understand how to tell a story that will entice readers. Abbie Emmons uses science to teach writers on her YouTube channel taking the latest science information to explain how the brain reacts to story. Angela Knight teaches a class online Blast-Off Beginnings, about the making the first pages of the story so good the reader has no choice but finish the book. (Okay, that’s a little more than she promised but I can be hopeful.)