Larry Brooks spells out the core components of storytelling in his book Story Engineering - Writer's Digest 2011. He is a bit long-winded and loves to use analogies, but he makes a convincing case for following his program. I recommend this book for my writing students and anyone else sick of receiving rejection letters.
For anyone interested in getting their great American Novel published, two of my classes are about to begin at Queensborough Community College. 21 1/2 Things to Know before Publishing a Book, How to Publish an eBook and How to Publish a Book in Print on CreateSpace.
Follow this link to download the QCC Lifelong Learning catalog. The Spring 2018 catalog will be available soon. Thank you.