9781419743030-1419743031-The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human and How to Tell Them Better

The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human and How to Tell Them Better

ISBN-13: 9781419743030
ISBN-10: 1419743031
Author: Storr, Will
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Abrams Press
Format: Hardcover 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781419743030
ISBN-10: 1419743031
Author: Storr, Will
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Abrams Press
Format: Hardcover 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Storr, Will wrote The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human and How to Tell Them Better comprising 304 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1419743031 and 9781419743030. Since then The Science of Storytelling: Why Stories Make Us Human and How to Tell Them Better textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 5.45 or rent at the marketplace.

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The compelling, groundbreaking guide to creative writing that reveals how the brain responds to storytelling

Stories shape who we are. They drive us to act out our dreams and ambitions and mold our beliefs. Storytelling is an essential part of what makes us human. So, how do master storytellers compel us? In The Science of Storytelling, award-winning writer and acclaimed teacher of creative writing Will Storr applies dazzling psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to our myths and archetypes to show how we can write better stories, revealing, among other things, how storytellers—and also our brains—create worlds by being attuned to moments of unexpected change.

Will Storr’s superbly chosen examples range from Harry Potter to Jane Austen to Alice Walker, Greek drama to Russian novels to Native American folk tales, King Lear to Breaking Bad to children’s stories. With sections such as “The Dramatic Question,” “Creating a World,” and “Plot, Endings, and Meaning,” as well as a practical, step-by-step appendix dedicated to “The Sacred Flaw Approach,” The Science of Storytelling reveals just what makes stories work, placing it alongside such creative writing classics as John Yorke’s Into the Woods: A Five-Act Journey into Story and Lajos Egri’s The Art of Dramatic Writing. Enlightening and empowering, The Science of Storytelling is destined to become an invaluable resource for writers of all stripes, whether novelist, screenwriter, playwright, or writer of creative or traditional nonfiction.


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