Take Your Reader on a Story Journey

Whether you are writing a book of fiction or non-fiction, you need to write with your reader’s journey in mind. When your reader opens your book to the Foreward or Preface, they should read some clues about what the starting point of this journey is, and where the book journey will take them.  Regardless of the genre of your book, there should be a story element in how you write it.

In her book, Wired for Story, Lisa Cron writes, “Story is what makes us human, not just metaphorically but literally. Recent breakthroughs in neuroscience reveal that our brain is hardwired to respond to story; the pleasure we derive from a tale well told is nature’s way of seducing us into paying attention to it. We are wired to turn to story to teach us the way of the world.”

If you are writing a non-fiction book, you still want to include an element of story by writing with the reader in mind as your main character.  Your reader has a problem which your book will...

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