A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling by Bill Johnson
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A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling offers new writers a way to study and understand how popular novels, movies, and plays become successful.
A Story is a Promise offers a clear, concise look into the mechanics of how to tell a story and how a story engages and rewards the attention of an audience. Examples are used from popular books, movies, and plays, including a breakdown of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, The Usual Suspects, and The Lovely Bones.
Deep Characterization explores what can happen when an authors creates characters who are an extension of the author’s issues in life.
The Spirit of Storytelling focuses on how writers can transcend their personal issues when they write and give their story character fully realized internal lives. A section of the book titled Deep Characterization helps authors to realize if they’ve slipped into personal storytelling (meant to transport the author) in place of telling a story to an audience (with the goal of transporting the audience). A new essay titled Storytelling and the Superconscious Mind offers insights rarely offered by others.
For writers considering self-publishing, it offers great insights into how to revise a manuscript to reach its full potential.
This is the book literary agents recommend to their authors.
Genre: Nonfiction, Writing