A Story is a Promise uses a workbook approach to guide writers toward a new understanding of the process of creating and writing dramatic stories -- exploring how a story functions like a promise and how to fulfill a story's promise to its audience. This book is based on the Johnson's popular workshops of the same name.A Story is a Promise is a journey of understanding intA Story is a Promise uses a workbook approach to guide writers toward a new understanding of the process of creating and writing dramatic stories -- exploring how a story functions like a promise and how to fulfill a story's promise to its audience. This book is based on the Johnson's popular workshops of the same name.A Story is a Promise is a journey of understanding into the craft of storytelling designed to help bring writers forth with passion, feeling, and dramatic clarity the stories they conceive in their minds and heart....
|Title||:||A Story is a Promise: Good Things to Know Before Writing a Novel, Screenplay or Play|
|Number of Pages||:||187 Pages|
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A Story is a Promise: Good Things to Know Before Writing a Novel, Screenplay or Play Reviews
I actually read the 30th anniversary edition and yes, I got lots out of it, especially in the new section, but where the heck was the copy editor????I really can't rate it because of the above. A shame. Not that I won't use the book...
An excellent book for learning about the importance of THEME in writing screenplays or books. I highly recommend this book by Bill Johnson.
If you plan on writing a novel or screenplay, read this first: Save yourself years of struggle and grief. Story Is A Promise by Bill Johnson is one of my favorite writing tools. I have 7 books that I call my writing Bibles on my desk and this is one of them. Johnson offers tools for creating vibrant story characters, outlining a novel, and a guide to writing a novel, screenplay, or play, and how to evaluate a manuscript, review a screenplay, and tools to revise a novel. But don't let your education stop with this one book Bill Johnson also writes an educational blog at www.storyispromise.com where he does autopsies on essays and popular stories to help you understand how they were constructed and skillfully uses them to teach craft, whether you’re writing a novel, movie script, or play, these explorations into popular stories that have done well, is worth your time. Bill Johnson is somewhat of a story genius. Story is a Promise establishes the golden writing rules, and then explains why they're important in clear and concise language. This craft book is HIGHLY recommended for all levels of writer from novice to sagacious.
This is a very focused book with one clear point to make, while applying the point to every aspect of storytelling and story writing. It really brought things into focus for me, regarding where I was missing the key to writing stories. I am eager to apply the guidance and structured analysis that this book provides to one of my story ideas and see if this helps me write an effective story.
I haven't yet finished but a MUST read for any writer of any genre. Simple and it makes sense to me so that I remember his pointers. He aptly begins his book that I was lured into wanting more information.
The best screenwriting book you've never heard of - that's the way it was described to me by a UCLA instructor, and that's the way I describe it myself. Don't miss a chance to see Bill Johnson if he's speaking at a screenwriting event ... he's a rare combination of brilliance and common sense.
This book offers a great perspective on story telling. Highly recommended it.The full review is at http://suziequint.blogspot.com/2014/0...
good book on the craft of structure
Explains the promise that a story must make and fulfill. This is a key, valuable focusing device for writers, particularly novelists.