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27 essential principles of story : master the secrets of great storytelling, from Shakespeare to South Park

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"A modern and actionable guide to the fundamentals of writing compelling, well-crafted, authentic stories in any medium, with lessons illustrated by novels, plays, films, music, video games, and TV, and writers from Shakespeare and Dostoevsky to Quentin Tarantino and Eminem." --
"A master class of 27 lessons, drawn from 27 diverse narratives, for novelists, storytellers, filmmakers, graphic designers, and more. Author Daniel Joshua Rubin unlocks the secrets of what makes a story work, and then shows how to understand and use these principles in your own writing. The result is "an invaluable resource" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), offering priceless advice like escalate risk, with an example from Pulp Fiction. Write characters to the top of their intelligence, from the Eminem song "Stan." Earn transformations, from Alison Bechdel's Fun Home. Attack your theme, from The Brothers Karamazov. Insightful, encouraging, filled with attitude, and, as Booklist puts it, "perfect for any writer looking to ensure their stories operate and resonate at the top of their potential," this book gives contemporary storytellers of all kinds a lifeline of inspiration and relatable instruction." --

Available copies

  • 1 of 7 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

2 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Croton Free Library 808.02 R (Text)
New Nonfiction
Mamaroneck Public Library District 808.02 RUB (Text)
New Book
Checked out
Mount Kisco Public Library 808.02 RUBIN (Text)
New Nonfiction
Checked out
Mount Pleasant Public Library 808.3 R (Text)
New Book
Checked out
Warner Library 808.02 R (Text)
New Nonfiction
Checked out
Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library 808.02 R (Text)
New Nonfiction
In transit
Yonkers Riverfront Library 808.02 R (Text)
New Nonfiction
On holds shelf

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