I have no idea what the etiquette is on referring readers to a third party review of one’s own book. On one hand it seems, well, fine… though some would perceive it as a bit self-serving.
But that’s what I’m doing. The link appears below (and HERE), straight to the reviewers page on Amazon.com. At this writing his review of my writing book, “Story Engineering.” is the first one up.
If you don’t get it, don’t like it, or otherwise want to hear from a writer who does get it, check it out.
I’m not doing this to try to sell you my book. I’m thinking that most of you who come here already have it, or know about it, so that’s not the point.
I’m also not doing it as an in-your-face response to my critics, some of whom actually like the content but don’t care so much for (or just don’t get) my approach. Fair enough, in some cases. A few have been downright rude and personal , and to them I say… read this review, you may have missed something.
I’m referring you to it because this guy gets it.
He represents a common first impression and then a sweet little Epiphany when it comes to being introduced to the principles of story architecture. He speaks directly to those who either don’t get it or don’t like it because it flies in the face of the belief that there is something mystical about it all, that it is something you can plan for and execute.
So here it is. And if it makes you want to buy the book, hey,that’s good, too. Not going to apologize for the link here. Maybe it’ll help take you to where you want to be with your writing dream. That’s the point, afterall.
Read it HERE. It’s titled, “Now I Finally Get It…”
For another great take on this — someone else who GETS IT — read the Comment from Curtis below in the Comment thread.
Check out my new and ridiculously affordable story review and coaching service HERE.
And, if you’re interested in Story Engineering, you can get it HERE.