How Stories Really Work -A Practical Manual to Transform Your Fiction
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.
There are also various assessments you can do on your own work, including an Imagination Analysis and exercises that virtually 'X-ray' your existing fiction that you can see its strenbths and weaknesses.
The product of the Practical Manual is your own work, transformed, with successful components installed that will potentially generate more readers and greater satisfaction!