Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing

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All successful writers use resonance to enhance their stories by drawing power from stories that came before, by resonating with their readers' experiences, and by resonating within their own works.

In this book, you'll learn exactly what resonance is and how to use it to make your stories more powerful. You'll see how it is used in literature and other art forms, and how one writer, J. R. R. Tolkien, mastered it in his work.

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Overview

All successful writers use resonance to enhance their stories by drawing power from stories that came before, by resonating with their readers' experiences, and by resonating within their own works.

In this book, you'll learn exactly what resonance is and how to use it to make your stories more powerful. You'll see how it is used in literature and other art forms, and how one writer, J. R. R. Tolkien, mastered it in his work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614751748
  • Publisher: WordFire Press
  • Publication date: 8/9/2014
  • Pages: 92
  • Sales rank: 843,523
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

David Farland is an award-winning, international best-selling author with over 50 novels in print. He has won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for "Best Novel in the English Language" for his science fiction novel On My Way to Paradise, the Whitney Award for "Best Novel of the Year" for his historical novel In the Company of Angels, and he has won over seven awards-including the International Book Award and the Hollywood Book Festival, Grand Prize-for his fantasy thriller Nightingale. He is best known, however, for his New York Times best-selling fantasy series The Runelords, which will soon be made into a graphic novel and, likely, a movie.
Farland has written for major franchises such as Star Wars and The Mummy. In the video game industry, he has been both a designer and a scripter and was the co-leader on the design team for StarCraft: Brood War.
As a writing instructor, Farland has mentored dozens who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight).
Farland judges L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future, perhaps the largest worldwide writing competition for new fantasy and science fiction authors. He has worked in Hollywood greenlighting movies and doctoring scripts. He set the Guinness World Record for the largest single-author, single-book signing.
David Farland has been hailed as "The wizard of storytelling" and his work has been called "compelling," "engrossing," "powerful," "profound," and "ultimately life-changing."
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  • Posted August 11, 2013

    An excellent book on an often overlooked topic in writing. Farla

    An excellent book on an often overlooked topic in writing. Farland dives into the subject of resonance in works and uses examples to show how some of today's blockbuster hits key off small queues that link them with other works. This is a fascinating study on resonance in writing and will help writers tap into a pool of shared experiences and references. David Farland is an incredible teacher and writer. This, along with his companion book Million Dollar Outlines, is a straight to the point, no nonsense, text. Farland has a way of making even some of the most complicated topics seem plain as day. His instructional books are highly recommended.

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