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  • Published: 18 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781440348389
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 232
  • RRP: $32.99
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Damn Fine Story

Mastering the Tools of a Powerful Narrative



Hook Your Audience with Unforgettable Storytelling!

What do Luke Skywalker, John McClane, an da lonely dog on Ho'okipa Beach have in common?

Simply put, we care about them.

Great storytelling is making readers care about your characters, the choices they make, and what happens to them. It's making your audience feel the tension and emotion of a situation right alongside your protagonist. And to tell a damn fine story, you need to understand why and how that caring happens.

Using a mix of personal stories, pop fiction examples, and traditional storytelling terms, New York Times best-selling author Chuck Wendig will help you internalize the feel of powerful storytelling. In Damn Fine Story, you'll explore:

   • Fretytag's Pyramid for visualizing story structure--and when to break away from traditional storytelling forms   • Character relationships and interactions as the basis of every strong plot—no matter the form or genre   • Rising and falling tension that pulls the audience through to the climax and conclusion of the story   • Developing themes as a way to craft characters with depthWhether you're writing a novel, screenplay, video game, comic, or even if you just like to tell stories to your friends and family over dinner, this funny and informative guide is chock-full of examples about the art and craft of storytelling--and how to write a damn fine story of your own.

  • Published: 18 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781440348389
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 232
  • RRP: $32.99
Categories:

About the author

Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, and Zer0es and Invasive, alongside other works across comics, games, film, and more. He was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and an alum of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, and he served as the co-writer of the Emmy-nominated digital narrative Collapsus. He is also known for his popular blog, terribleminds, and books about writing such as Damn Fine Story.He lives in Pennsylvania with his family.

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