A Story is a Promise The Spirit of Storytelling

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A Story is a Promise The Spirit of Storytelling

Authored by Bill Johnson

This book on the craft of storytelling has three sections. A Story is a Promise explores the mechanics of telling a story. Deep Characterization explores what happens when an author makes characters an extention of the author's issues. The Spirit of Storytelling suggests techniques for authors to create characters with fully realized inner lives; characters who are vibrant, dynamic, and resonate with readers.
The book includes a link to an outline of The Lovely Bones and a diagram for developing the dramatic truths of characters, and new reviews of popular movies, including Inception, and detailed reviews of Romeo and Juliet (the play), The Heidi Chronicles (play), The Shawshank Redemption and The Usual Suspects (movies), Fifty Shades of Grey, and The Lovely Bones (novels). These reviews are meant to help writers understand the underlying process that creates popular stories.

Publication Date:
Dec 05 2011
061557470X / 9780615574707
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing

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