Idea to manuscript in one book. Few authors understand how to produce a story, and most never finish their first attempt; running out of energy, interest and time, long before they type "The End."
Story Craft shows what to do, and how to do it. Beginning with the basic tenets of storytelling, through planning story activities and characters, Story Craft gets down to the serious experience of writing and makes it easy for authors to understand how to turn an idea into a story.
Emphasizing the process and craft of writing, Story Craft shows the steps and techniques that lead from premise to finished story. Extras include tips to enhance story planning and development; using computer tools to improve writing efficiency; a Punctuation Primer to help every writer improve their writing skill; and an editing method to assist with common errors. A first book for the writer's bookshelf.