Do you want to create amazing stories people will love?
Are you looking for objective ways to analyze your story to make sure it's working, or figure out why it's not?
Are you curious about different ways of outlining editing or outlining a story?
If you've answered "yes" to any or all of these questions then this book is for you.
The Perfect Story is the synthesis of knowledge I've gained from the sources listed below. I encourage everyone to read these for themselves, but in the mean time it's my hope that I can save you a considerable amount of time, and perhaps shed new light on the information these masters of storytelling have given us.
On Writing by Steven King
The Story-Grid by Shawn Coyne
Story by Robert McKee
Save The Cat by Blake Snyder
Elements of Style by Strunk & White
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
Take Off Your Pants by Libby Hawker (to come)
- Table of Contents
- The Power of Story
- Basic Story Structure
- Element 1: The Inciting Incident
- Element 2: Progressive Complications
- Element 3: The Crisis
- Element 4: The Climax
- Element 5: The Resolution
- Element 6: The Turn
- Writing The Perfect Scene
- The Hero's Journey - Part 1
- On Editing - Analyzing Your Story
- On Editing - The concept of the "Phere"
- 9-Grid Plot Plan
- Appendix: Sources