Build a Better Story

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Have a story that needs to be told?  Here's the best way to go about doing it.

The book describes a process that eases the work involved in developing a story.  This reduces the time spent in reworking flawed and imperfect drafts. Following the process allows more time to be spent on the creative activities and shortens the time spent on less creative work.

Besides the process, this book takes a unique approach to character building and plotting.  It identifies problem areas that inexperienced writers struggle with and explains how to address those problems including character motivation and scene design.

If you know someone who wants to learn how to write fiction, this makes great gift.

Here are what some reviewers said:

"Build a Better Story by Hank Quense provides a clear roadmap for creating stories. The text offers a strategy for planning your story before you ever start writing the first draft. Quense’s techniques are especially useful for beginners because it removes the random trial and error typical of most beginners’ efforts."

"The key point of the book is to be organized in the planning and writing of your stories, and it shows you precisely how to bring order out of the chaos of story creation."

"Quense has given me the tools I need to look at story creation. He outlines and comprehensively details the essential story crafter’s skills and tasks: story construction; character motivations."

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