A Story Is a Promise & the Spirit of Storytelling

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Bill Johnson's writing workbook has three sections, each designed to help new and experienced authors alike to better understand the craft of storytelling.

A Story is a Promise explores the mechanics of how a story transports an audience.

Deep Characterization explores what happens when story characters are an extension of authors.

The Spirit of Storytelling suggests ...

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Overview

Bill Johnson's writing workbook has three sections, each designed to help new and experienced authors alike to better understand the craft of storytelling.

A Story is a Promise explores the mechanics of how a story transports an audience.

Deep Characterization explores what happens when story characters are an extension of authors.

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 an outline of The Lovely Bones and detailed reviews of Romeo and Juliet (the play), The Heidi Chronicles (play), The Shawshank Redemption The Usual Suspects (movies), and The Exorcist (novel). These reviews are meant to help writers understand the underlying process that creates popular stories.

From author Carolyn J Rose, "Bill's work made me take a longer look at what matters to readers - and what matters to me as a reader - at the emotional core. I feel my characters are deeper and more memorable because of what I learned."

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Nancy Hill
This book rises above the masses of books for writers promising to tell writers proven ways to write best sellers, snag an agent, land a contract, etc. It gets to the heart of why readers read books to begin with and what an author needs to do to honor his/her audience. I dare say it's a new way to look at the responsibilities of an author, which is, in itself, a novelty in the publishing world. While other writing books focus on how to fulfill a writer's dream of making it big, this book focuse
Amazon - Carolyn Rose
Bill's work made me take a longer look at what matters to readers - and what matters to me as a reader - at the emotional core. I feel my characters are deeper and more memorable because of what I learned.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780967393278
  • Publisher: Bill Johnson Script Consulting
  • Publication date: 3/1/2014
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Johnson is author of A Story is a Promise and The Spirit of Storytelling, a writing workbook. Bill's writing workbook reviews popular movies, novels and plays to explore principles.

His book helps writers learn how to write a novel or write a screenplay.

From an Amazon review: "You simply can't go wrong with this book. It's a goldmine of important information you really need to know if you want to infuse your work with all the right stuff. Get it. It's all good."

And, "I have never reviewed anything on Amazon before but I feel so indebted to Bill Johnson that I have to give him a review. I went to a big name film school for college and throughout the entire 4 years and thousands of dollars, I never learned more about storytelling then I did reading this 3 dollar kindle book. Bill Johnson really gives you the map to the maze."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Should be required reading for anyone who wishes to, or is in in

    Should be required reading for anyone who wishes to, or is in involved in, the pursuit of creating fiction.
    If only I had a college class with this book as the main text, I'd be far ahead of the game.

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