This is the companion volume to How Stories Really Work: Exploring the Physics of Fiction, which contains explosive new approaches to stories and how to write them. This manual takes you through the key principles of the book step by step, with exercises and practical drills all the way.
Inside, you will find:
• diagrams, tables and graphs to illustrate the ideas set out in the book
• chapter-by-chapter hands-on things to do to build your own piece of working fiction
• exercises to extend and challenge your understanding of your book and of literature and writing fiction.
The product of the Practical Manual is your own work, transformed, with successful components installed that will guarantee more readers and greater satisfaction!
What people said about G. P. Hudson’s earlier book The Master Author’s Secret Handbook:
‘It’s beautiful, informative, essential reading for anyone who wants to write fiction. It’s almost a responsibility point, you’re committing a crime if you don’t get it into peoples’ hands!!!’ -B.R. (Author)
‘Your book is teaching me all the stuff that the other books don’t! I can learn all about three-act structures and all that stuff elsewhere -this book is telling me exactly what to put INTO the structure! It makes writing so easy and you can immediately spot where you’re going wrong! Excellent!’ -L.J. (Professional)
‘This is an absolutely amazing achievement! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in writing fiction.’ -T.R. (Student)
‘I was extremely impressed. This is not idle flattery. You’ve done a superb job in uncovering the factors that go into making a great piece of literature.’ -B.R. (Executive)