A Story is a Promise
Bill Johnson's A Story 
is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling book cover
Essays on the Craft of Writing
About the Author

Movie Reviews

I review the following movies and their story structures:

  • Arrival
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Twilight
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Chinatown, Part One
  • Chinatown, Part Two
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • The following are columns originally written for Screentalk, the International Magazine of Screenwriting.

  • From Simplicity to Complexity
  • A review of Mulholland Drive that explores how this complex story was built on a foundation of simple ideas.

  • Conscious Storytelling
  • A review of the structure of Memento and how going back in time can advance a story.

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