Red Sneaker Writers Book
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  • Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction: The Red Sneaker Writers Book Series, Volume 1 | William Bernhardt

    Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction: The Red Sneaker Writers Book Series, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By William Bernhardt
    • Narrated By William Bernhardt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    "Writing is structure,” William Goldman said, but too often aspiring writers plunge into their work without grasping this fundamental principle. Story structure is one of the most important concepts for a writer to understand - and ironically, one of the least frequently taught. In this book, New York Times best-selling author William Bernhardt explains the elements that make stories work, using examples spanning from Gilgamesh to The Hunger Games.

    Book is an Infomercial

    I've read several books on story structure, most notably _Story_ by Mckee (which I've read several times). The synopsis of this book mentioned several..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 11 2015 by Crystal W. Rast ()
  • Creating Character: Bringing Your Story to Life: Red Sneaker Writers Books, Volume 2 | William Bernhardt

    Creating Character: Bringing Your Story to Life: Red Sneaker Writers Books, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By William Bernhardt
    • Narrated By William Bernhardt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    All fiction is character-driven, according to William Bernhardt, despite what you might have heard elsewhere. If your characters don’t interest readers, even the most exciting plots will fail. “Action is character,” Aristotle wrote, but what does that mean, and how can you use that fundamental principle to create dynamic fiction that will captivate readers? This audiobook explains the relationship between character and plot, and how the perfect melding of the two produces a mesmerizing story.

    Some good tips

    I give this a marginal thumbs up because it contains some good tips on character development and there aren't a lot of audiobooks on the subject. The ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 25 2014 by Joe Pawlowski (New Hope, MN)
  • Perfecting Plot: Charting the Hero's Journey: Red Sneaker Writers Book, Volume 3 | William Bernhardt

    Perfecting Plot: Charting the Hero's Journey: Red Sneaker Writers Book, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By William Bernhardt
    • Narrated By William Bernhardt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Even the most unique and interesting characters will not engage readers if their journey - the plot - fails. In this audiobook, best-selling author William Bernhardt reveals the secrets that will keep readers riveted to the page. He explains the importance of matching character to plot and the key distinction between surprise and coincidence. Bernhardt discusses how to enrich your story by layering three levels of conflict and, in the final chapter, analyzes the primary plot structures that delight readers.

    Excellent

    The most helpful book ever for newbies to craft. .This has also helped me with writers block by refocusing my view..

    Reviewed on January 28 2015 by Teresa (Enfield, Australia)
  • Dynamic Dialogue: Letting Your Story Speak (Red Sneaker Writers Book) | William Bernhardt

    Dynamic Dialogue: Letting Your Story Speak (Red Sneaker Writers Book)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By William Bernhardt
    • Narrated By William Bernhardt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    Dynamic dialogue can turn an otherwise ordinary novel into a delightful read, but dull, uninspired dialogue will cause readers to lose interest and try something else. In this book, bestselling author William Bernhardt, renowned for his handling of dialogue, explains his techniques for making characters come to life through their words. He explains the importance of matching character and dialogue, of avoiding dialogue that's “on-the-nose,” and the value of using dialogue to suggest what no one will say aloud.

    Excellent advice, brief and on-point

    I think this short read helps demystify great dialog. As a writer, this book makes you think about technical writing issues. As a reader and consumer,..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 07 2015 by G. House Sr. (Sherborn, MA, United States)