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Craft Book Spotlight: 8 new books for writers to add to their shelves

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The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human and How to Tell Them Better

By Will Storr

Award-winning journalist, author, and writing teacher Will Storr uses neuroscience and psychological research to teach readers how to draft the most compelling and powerful stories in The Science of Storytelling. (The book is based on Storr’s popular writing courses and workshop of the same name.) Storr pairs academic research with examples from modern culture, from William Shakespeare and James Baldwin to The Simpsons and Star Wars. “If you want to write a novel or a script, read this book. It is clear, compelling, and tightly shaped,” praises The Sunday Times.

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