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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." --

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  • 5 of 7 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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1 current hold with 7 total copies.
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Croton Free Library 808.02 R (Text)
New Nonfiction
31006151792512
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Mamaroneck Public Library District 808.02 RUB (Text)
New Book
31015152578226
Available
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Mount Kisco Public Library 808.02 RUBIN (Text)
New Nonfiction
31017151932776
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Mount Pleasant Public Library 808.3 R (Text)
New Book
31024153228849
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Warner Library 808.02 R (Text)
New Nonfiction
31033152125039
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Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library 808.02 R (Text)
New Nonfiction
31035613055762
In transit
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Yonkers Riverfront Library 808.02 R (Text)
New Nonfiction
31035612051168
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5050 . ‡aIntroduction: Old school, new adrenaline -- Part one: Essential principles of plot. Drop the hammer. (Hamlet) -- Ask dramatic questions. (Finding Nemo) -- Explore all endings. (The Night Of) -- Connect with "therefore," not "and." (South Park, "Breast Cancer Show Ever") -- Escalate risk. (Pulp Fiction) -- Clash expectation with reality. (Breaking Bad, "Dead Freight") -- Max out the middle. (If Beale Street Could Talk) -- Begin the end with a critical decision. (Frankenstein) -- Confirm the decision. (The Godfather, Part II) -- Wrap up fast. (Late Spring) -- Part two: Essential principles of character. Make your hero active and decisive. (Red Dead Redemption) -- Provoke dilemma. ("The Best of Times, the Worst of Times") -- Layer conflict. (Ms. Marvel: No Normal) -- Peel the onion. ("Interpreter of Maladies") -- Write characters to the top of their intelligence. ("Stan") -- Mask everyone. (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) -- Earn transformations. (Fun Home) -- Motivate fierce antagonists. (The Piano Lesson) -- Confront evil. ("The Lottery") -- Part three. Essential principles of setting, dialogue, and theme. Link inextricably to your setting -- Exceed expectations. (30 Rock, "Jack-tor") -- Craft actionable dialogue. (Death of a Salesman) -- Hide meaning. (The Remains of the Day) -- Hunt big game. (Beloved) -- Amplify your theme. (Double Indemnity) -- Attack your theme. (The Brothers Karamazov) -- Transcend thought. (Fever Dream) -- Conclusion: The necessity of story.
520 . ‡a"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." -- ‡cProvided by publisher.
520 . ‡a"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." -- ‡cBook cover.
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