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Powerful Premise: Writing the Irresistible By William Bernhardt,

  • Title: Powerful Premise: Writing the Irresistible
  • Author: William Bernhardt
  • ISBN: 9780692425107
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • Why do some books attract readers while others don t What are the essential qualities of an irresistible read, a story people can t wait to start And what s the secret to attracting a literary agent or publishing deal The answer to all three questions is Premise A powerful premise is what separates ordinary novels from bestsellers William Bernhardt explains the essenWhy do some books attract readers while others don t What are the essential qualities of an irresistible read, a story people can t wait to start And what s the secret to attracting a literary agent or publishing deal The answer to all three questions is Premise A powerful premise is what separates ordinary novels from bestsellers William Bernhardt explains the essential elements of breakout books, stories that reel in readers and attract serious attention He discusses all the essential elements originality, high stakes, believability, inescapable conflict, emotional appeal, and others Plus, in the final chapter, Bernhardt explains how to turn your powerful premise into a winning pitch to attract agents and editors William Bernhardt is the bestselling author of than thirty books, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid novels and Nemesis The Final Case of Eliot Ness, currently in production as an NBC miniseries Bernhardt is also one of the most sought after writing instructors in the nation He is the only person to have received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B Davis Distinguished Author Award U Penn and the H Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award OSU , which is given in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals What s a red sneaker writer A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude Red sneakers get the job done and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting Are you a red sneaker writer If so, this book is for you.
    Powerful Premise Writing the Irresistible Why do some books attract readers while others don t What are the essential qualities of an irresistible read a story people can t wait to start And what s the secret to attracting a literary agent o

    One thought on “Powerful Premise: Writing the Irresistible”

    1. This is a review of the audiobook narrated by William Bernhardt himself I love this Red Sneaker Writers Book Series It s like having an instructor at home with you Bernhardt has trimmed the fat and only gives what is necessary to learn the craft I found his advice invaluable and will definitely reread and listen to this again.

    2. I like this series each book is quick and to the point, and covers a specific aspect of writing fiction However, this particular book was a little less helpful to me than the others.I especially would have liked examples of possible one minute pitches for famous books in the last chapter There is one made up example, but I would have like to see how a real book hopefully one I m familiar with converts to a brief pitch But he mostly only gives a few obvious DOs practice your pitch, be yourself, b [...]

    3. Quick, good book to remind you to keep your head in the premise game which often looks like mental wandering It will make your stories better I am a big fan of Bernhardt s books in general, especially his writing courses.Just a note though the 9 11 reference example is reallyodd The worst thing to happen on American soil umm, slavery Native American slaughter etc followed by vaguely Islamophobic homophobic commentst good.

    4. I ve been taking a free screenwriting class through futurelearn and I thought this little book, Powerful Premise Writing the Irresistible, might help It certainly has a lot of good ideas packed into a small space, plus some helpful tips on pitching your book once it s finished.

    5. The Red Sneaker Writer s Series is an excellent resource for writers Easy to understand and easy application.

    6. Gets to the necessary without all the blah blah and fluff Very helpful, quick read.FTC stuff I received this book through a , Firstreads contest.

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