© by Gerald So | 11:00 AM
Very early, Chuck Wendig states his 2017 Writer's Digest book is not a book of writing advice or answers. It might more accurately be characterized as an interrogation of how storytelling works across all media. How does it enthrall an audience? Of course, with each story told, these questions and more may be asked anew.
The book itself unfolds in a humorous, attention-holding style using such pop culture touchstones as the Star Wars movies, Die Hard, The Princess Bride, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to take a fresh look at traditional writing advice, asking what it means at heart, and when necessary, rightfully debunking it.