A Story is a Promise

Essays on the Craft of Writing

About the Author

A Story is a Promise: On DVD

On this one-hour DVD Bill Johnson reads from a number of well-known books and talks about several popular movies to take viewers into the heart of what a story is, a promise made to an audience, and a promise kept.

This DVD includes examples and diagrams (not available in the workbook) to help writers understand whether a sentence is dramatically suggestive, too obvious, or obscure. There are also diagrams that help explore the role of conflict in a story.

Bill Johnson is a published author, produced playwright, optioned screenwriter and story analyst.

"It's as if you're in one of Bill's workshops, and once you've finished, you come away with a deeper understanding of what it takes to fulfill the promise every writer makes to the reader. It's as if he's there anticipating your questions and raising issues that stimulate your thinking about how to make your story more dramatic."

--Lawrence Booth
Producer, director, and writer of short films

This DVD is meant to help those who need to hear and see the foundations of stories exposed for greater understanding.

Cost: The DVD is $15.99, which includes shipping and handling in the US. Add $3 for shipping internationally.

To order this DVD, send your check to:

Bill Johnson Script Consulting
318 SW Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, OR 97219

or, use this link to PayPal, then fill out this form.

produced by:
Galaxy Productions, Inc
Digital Video, Editing & Duplication

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