A fifth edition of my writing workbook, A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of
Storytelling, is now available on Kindle for $2.99.
This new edition explores what happens when story characters become an extension of authors and suggests
techniques for authors to create characters with fully realized inner lives. Includes Deep Characterization.
A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling is
also available as a trade paperback from Amazon.
Index of Book Essays
by Bill Johnson
A Story is a Promise and the Spirit of Storytelling
now available from Amazon Kindle
for $2.99, and also available on
for other ebook formats, including
, and Kobo
Writing a Novel With a Wounded Main Character
Essays that review novels....
An essay about how a novel can be written with a wounded main character, a choice that can
lead to difficulties if not handled correctly.
The Artist as Storyteller
Notes on Paul Auster's novella, City of Glass, a complex and masterful story.
Writing the Fantasy Hook
Notes on Page 1 George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones
Notes on Page 2
Notes on Page 3
The rest of the reviews that were on this page are now available for .99 on my writing workbook, Reading to Write, a novel approach to novel writing. Available
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