A Story Is a Promise: Good Things to Know Before You Write

A Story Is a Promise: Good Things to Know Before You Write

A Story Is a Promise: Good Things to Know Before You Write That Screenplay, Novel, or Play [EPUB] ✵ A Story Is a Promise: Good Things to Know Before You Write That Screenplay, Novel, or Play By Bill Johnson – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A Story is a Promise uses a workbook approach to guide writers toward a new understanding of the process of creating and writing dramatic stories exploring how a story functions like a promise and how A Story is a Promise Is a MOBI ò uses a workbook approach to guide writers toward a new understanding of the process of creating and writing dramatic stories exploring how a story functions like a promise and how to fulfill a story's promise to its audience This book is A Story PDF/EPUB ² based on the Johnson's popular workshops of the same name.


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10 thoughts on “A Story Is a Promise: Good Things to Know Before You Write That Screenplay, Novel, or Play

  1. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    I actually read the 30th anniversary edition and yes I got lots out of it especially in the new section but where the heck was the copy editorI really can't rate it because of the above A shame Not that I won't use the book


  2. Karen Azinger Karen Azinger says:

    An excellent book for learning about the importance of THEME in writing screenplays or books I highly recommend this book by Bill Johnson


  3. Catherine McLean Catherine McLean says:

    A good book for fiction writers and one that I just reread again because I'm polishing a manuscript


  4. Mindy Halleck Mindy Halleck says:

    If you plan on writing a novel or screenplay read this first Save yourself years of struggle and grief Story Is A Promise by Bill Johnson is one of my favorite writing tools I have 7 books that I call my writing Bibles on my desk and this is one of them Johnson offers tools for creating vibrant story characters outlining a novel and a guide to writing a novel screenplay or play and how to evaluate a manuscript review a screenplay and tools to revise a novel But don't let your education stop with this one book Bill Johnson also writes an educational blog at wwwstoryispromisecom where he does autopsies on essays and popular stories to help you understand how they were constructed and skillfully uses them to teach craft whether you’re writing a novel movie script or play these explorations into popular stories that have done well is worth your time Bill Johnson is somewhat of a story genius Story is a Promise establishes the golden writing rules and then explains why they're important in clear and concise language This craft book is HIGHLY recommended for all levels of writer from novice to sagacious


  5. Dedrick Dedrick says:

    This is a very focused book with one clear point to make while applying the point to every aspect of storytelling and story writing It really brought things into focus for me regarding where I was missing the key to writing stories I am eager to apply the guidance and structured analysis that this book provides to one of my story ideas and see if this helps me write an effective story


  6. Tracey Tracey says:

    The best screenwriting book you've never heard of that's the way it was described to me by a UCLA instructor and that's the way I describe it myself Don't miss a chance to see Bill Johnson if he's speaking at a screenwriting event he's a rare combination of brilliance and common sense


  7. Carina Burns Carina Burns says:

    I haven't yet finished but a MUST read for any writer of any genre Simple and it makes sense to me so that I remember his pointers He aptly begins his book that I was lured into wanting information


  8. Skye Skye says:

    good book on the craft of structure


  9. Jeanne Jeanne says:

    Explains the promise that a story must make and fulfill This is a key valuable focusing device for writers particularly novelists


  10. Suzie Quint Suzie Quint says:

    This book offers a great perspective on story telling Highly recommended itThe full review is at


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10 thoughts on “A Story Is a Promise: Good Things to Know Before You Write That Screenplay, Novel, or Play

  1. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    I actually read the 30th anniversary edition and yes I got lots out of it especially in the new section but where the heck was the copy editorI really can't rate it because of the above A shame Not that I won't use the book

  2. Karen Azinger Karen Azinger says:

    An excellent book for learning about the importance of THEME in writing screenplays or books I highly recommend this book by Bill Johnson

  3. Catherine McLean Catherine McLean says:

    A good book for fiction writers and one that I just reread again because I'm polishing a manuscript

  4. Mindy Halleck Mindy Halleck says:

    If you plan on writing a novel or screenplay read this first Save yourself years of struggle and grief Story Is A Promise by Bill Johnson is one of my favorite writing tools I have 7 books that I call my writing Bibles on my desk and this is one of them Johnson offers tools for creating vibrant story characters outlining a novel and a guide to writing a novel screenplay or play and how to evaluate a manuscript review a screenplay and tools to revise a novel But don't let your education stop with this one book Bill Johnson also writes an educational blog at wwwstoryispromisecom where he does autopsies on essays and popular stories to help you understand how they were constructed and skillfully uses them to teach craft whether you’re writing a novel movie script or play these explorations into popular stories that have done well is worth your time Bill Johnson is somewhat of a story genius Story is a Promise establishes the golden writing rules and then explains why they're important in clear and concise language This craft book is HIGHLY recommended for all levels of writer from novice to sagacious

  5. Dedrick Dedrick says:

    This is a very focused book with one clear point to make while applying the point to every aspect of storytelling and story writing It really brought things into focus for me regarding where I was missing the key to writing stories I am eager to apply the guidance and structured analysis that this book provides to one of my story ideas and see if this helps me write an effective story

  6. Tracey Tracey says:

    The best screenwriting book you've never heard of that's the way it was described to me by a UCLA instructor and that's the way I describe it myself Don't miss a chance to see Bill Johnson if he's speaking at a screenwriting event he's a rare combination of brilliance and common sense

  7. Carina Burns Carina Burns says:

    I haven't yet finished but a MUST read for any writer of any genre Simple and it makes sense to me so that I remember his pointers He aptly begins his book that I was lured into wanting information

  8. Skye Skye says:

    good book on the craft of structure

  9. Jeanne Jeanne says:

    Explains the promise that a story must make and fulfill This is a key valuable focusing device for writers particularly novelists

  10. Suzie Quint Suzie Quint says:

    This book offers a great perspective on story telling Highly recommended itThe full review is at

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