• Story Solution

  • 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take
  • By: Eric Edson
  • Narrated by: Eric Edson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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By: Eric Edson
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Eric Edson has developed a new tool for bringing depth and passion to any screenplay or novel - the 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take. It's an easy-to-understand paradigm that provides writers and filmmakers the interconnecting, powerful storytelling elements they need. With true insight, this accomplished screenwriter and university professor pinpoints the story structure reasons most new spec scripts don't sell; then uses scores of examples from popular hit movies to reveal, step by step, his revolutionary Hero Goal Sequences blueprint that creates dynamic three-dimensional heroes and captivating emotion-filled plots for writing blockbuster movies.

©2011 Eric Edson (P)2021 Eric Edson

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Insightful and comprehensive

Every memorable movie or novel began as a blank sheet of paper and it's good screenwriters that lay the foundation to unforgettable scenes and performances. And Eric Edson's The Story Solution is quite simply one of the most practical guides to becoming one.

Not only is Eric an experienced Hollywood screenwriter, he is also a professor proficient in speaking. This makes for a well narrated audiobook that offers easy listening of a solid screenwriting blueprint with many excellent points.

It's a great tool for mastering the art of creating a relatable, dynamic hero or heroine through emotional depth. It can help beginners and seasoned script writers discover hidden problems that can ruin the story, and understand the factors that makes or breaks powerful dialogues.

The Story Solution audiobook makes learning about screenwriting more flexible. Listen to Eric give expert advice on unveiling depth and passion in scripts through three-dimensional heroes and emotion-filled plots. It's truly a must-have for screenwriters in whatever generation that's right on the money.

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Another Formula Book

Although structure is essential to good storytelling, banal cut and paste instructions are not what this book is about. I’m excited for anyone who reads and puts into practice this combination of structure and art. I have read many books on structure, and this one is among the better of them. Take what helps and leave the rest. I guarantee you will take a lot more than you leave.

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Great book! For every writer.

His theory about story structure is super helpful for the writer. Focusing on these hero goal, sequences for each act will definitely help my writing. He also goes through the whole range of structural elements, character development, dialogue, and more. A must read.

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A must read (or listen) for writers of all genres

Eric Edson teaches screen writing but the plot structures he calls story beats are a useful approach for all story types including short stories and novels. Screen writers learn these techniques but sadly the literary fiction writers and their instructors do not teach plot structure. So take a lesson from the screen writing instructor, Eric Edson, and improve your stories.

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wonderful text!

If you are into films, if you want to write a screenplay, a movie script! this is the book you need!!!

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I’m going to listen again… and again…

If you want to take the mystery out of writing a great screenplay, this is the book for you. It lays the steps out so simply while using a variety of movie examples throughout that clearly illustrate what the author is explaining. I’m going to start listening to it again right away. I also bought the physical copy in order to flip through and reference things as needed. It has great exercises you can do as well. Can’t recommend this enough.

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Brilliant Work

One of the best books of its kind and surprisingly well narrated by the author. Read it and write better screenplays (and novels).

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Powerful and practical advice for screenwriters

This book lays out a new approach and new way to understand the key concepts at the heart of great movie scripts.  Actually, at the heart of all storytelling.  Really powerful and practical with great narrating from the author who has a voice you can listen to all day.  It totally analyzes the needed content and structure of successful screenplays.  You will learn a whole lot.

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Beautifully structured on how to write screenplay

The book is beautifully structured on how to effectively write a screenplay. I highly recommend you read this if you're beginner and learning the basics of screenwriting. Very clear and easy to listen to as well and the author himself narrated the book.

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One of my favorites

If you're just a beginner or already a pro in screenwriting, you should not miss this book. I've listened to a number of audiobooks on screenwriting and I can say that this is one of my favorite. The 10 hours of listening is very insightful. I had several Aha moments and I got a lot of new tricks to try. Surely, I will revisit this book in the future.
I have to give a plus to the narration as well. The audio is excellent and it just feels more tangible because Mr. Edson is the one narrating, he has a wonderful voice.

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