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The Storyteller's Art

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Do you want to tell memorable, vivid, life-altering stories? With plots that embed real knowledge about the natures and ways of men? Do you want to create characters that will haunt your readers' dreams? Do you want to learn the discipline to unite all the above, without overdressing your plots or distoring your characters to make them serve a theme for which they're ill-e ...more
Nook, 320 pages
Published February 21st 2010 by Smashwords, Inc.
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Sarah Spelbring
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is not your beginner "how to tell a decent story" ebook on writing. This is "I've been writing for awhile but something is missing, now what?" ebook on writing.

There is a lot of detail on many facets of writing, from character design, to plot structure, and writing retreats. There are roughly 25 essays each focusing on an aspect of writing, and while the essays are short, they do pack a ton of advice and examples.

The author has a way with words, and sounds very much like he knows what he'
Dec 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Not a bad book and one that I would recommend as being about what to expect as far as writing advice goes. The writer's habit of referring to himself as "your curmudgeon" was sometimes a little irritating and definitely a bit unique as far as books of the type go. I can't say that this book gave me any great flashes of inspiration but it is FREE on the Nook so I would say that you can't go wrong giving it a try. Maybe this will be the one that does it for you and makes your ideas gel.
Fredrick Danysh
May 05, 2012 rated it liked it
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Some usefull advice for beginning writers. The author's style is a little abrupt as he continiously refers in a royal third person. Some of his examples are a little long and to me too wordy.
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