LISA CRON spent a decade in publishing-first at W.W. Nortonthen at John Muir Publications-before turning to television, whereshe's been supervising producer on shows for Showtime and CourtTV. She's been a story consultant for Warner Brothers, the William Morris Agency, Village Roadshow, and Icon; an agent at theAngela Rinaldi Literary Agency; and is featured inAsk the Pros-Screenwriting. Lisa is an instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers'Program.
"We all love a good story but most of us struggle to write them. Lisa Cron enlightens us as to how to get the job done in a savvy and engaging way."
--Michael Gazzaniga, neuroscientist and director of the SAGE Center for the Study of Mind, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Story guru Lisa Cron unlocked my last novel for me over lunch,
but if you can't have her by your side when you're wrestling your
manuscript, the next best thing is this smart, funny, genius book
about the myths, realities, and brass tacks of story. Packed with
innovative tips and techniques, it's as essential to any writer as
a laptop, and much more fun."
--Caroline Leavitt, author of New York Times best seller Pictures of You "Wired for Story reveals that stories are not only a metaphor for human striving and survival, but they are also the means by which the brain ensures that we survive. Lisa Cron translates the latest neuroscience into a master guidebook for how to write engaging, meaningful, and moving stories."
--Elizabeth Lyon, author of Manuscript Makeover "As a story consultant for business executives as well as artists, I am always searching for ways to convey the skill set involved in constructing a story. Wired for Story presents basic principles for harnessing the natural power of the brain to recognize and create stories in a way that is inspiring and entirely helpful."
--Murray Nossel, PhD, founder of Narativ Inc. "Remember when Luke has to drop the bomb into the small vent on the Death Star? The story writer faces a similar challenge of penetrating the brain of the reader. This book gives the blueprints."
--David Eagleman, neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine and author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain