Beating the Story
How to Map, Understand, and Elevate Any Narrative
Robin D. Laws
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
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The most compelling stories move us emotionally. Up and down, between hope and fear, in ways we don t always expect but that you can harness as a writer, editor, and critic. This book shows you how to track, map, and understand the rhythm of a story. Whether you re writing or rewriting, editing a manuscript or dismantling your favorite television episode, Beating the Story helps you understand how stories get hammered into shape.
Beating the Story combines Laws insightful and articulate analysis of story beats with all-new transition beats and icons to do for fiction and screenplays what his Hamlet s Hit Points did for narrative games. Read it and see how to map, understand, and elevate any narrative.
Foreword by John Rogers.
- Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
- Published: May 01, 2018
- Publisher: Gameplaywright
- Seller: Gameplaywright LLC
- Print Length: 220 Pages
- Language: English