In this dip-into book a professional, award-winning writer and lecturer on creative writing has developed a collection of revealing and highly accessible masterclasses that will inform and encourage creative writers. The book is arranged in easy-to-find subjects and includes mini tutorials, examples, top tips, and summaries of learning points in
· Developing all your writing skills
· Keeping the reader involved
· Creating great characters
· Writing natural dialogue
· Using viewpoint effectively
· Enjoying the process of writing
The lessons are designed to increase your skills, add to your knowledge, and help you fulfil your creative potential.
Margret also includes a new feature: snippet triggers, which she has designed in order to show readers how they can develop quirky little anecdotes they find in newspapers and regional broadcasts.
Each short section offers you a thought-provoking discussion, followed by a five-minute exercise. These daily warm-up exercises can be taken at random and will help you to:
Develop a reliable and enjoyable writing routine.
Break through the dreaded writing block.
Open your mind, step out of your comfort zone and set free your creative thought.
Access your inner self and the personal memories that provide an inexhaustible source of story ideas
Develop whole-brain techniques for 'stepping outside the box'.
The foundations of story that Truby lays out are so fundamental they are applicable—and essential—to all writers, from novelists and short-story writers to journalists, memoirists, and writers of narrative non-fiction.
In Story, McKee expands on the concepts he teaches in his $450 seminars (considered a must by industry insiders), providing readers with the most comprehensive, integrated explanation of the craft of writing for the screen. No one better understands how all the elements of a screenplay fit together, and no one is better qualified to explain the "magic" of story construction and the relationship between structure and character than Robert McKee.