By Mayra Cuevas
This is the second installment in a series of three posts highlighting books that have helped me during the process of composing my first novel. The first one was “On Writing Well” by William Zinsser.
“Wired for Story” by Lisa Cron is a writer’s blueprint to the reader’s brain. Cron explains logically how stories affect humans at a physiological level and how the writer can tap into that experience to create a story addiction in the readers’ mind. Cron backs every premise with scientific research and study citations.
In a nutshell, Cron’s message is that our writing must cater to the reader’s brain function, literally. The writer can design a story that will resonate with the reader by connecting with the natural way humans process stories.