Science of Storytelling,  The, Will Storr
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Science of Storytelling, The

Author: Will Storr

Narrator: James Clamp

Unabridged: 6 hr 51 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Published: 03/10/2020

Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines - Composition & Creative Writing


How do master storytellers compel us? There have been many attempts to understand what makes a good story, but few have used a scientific approach. In The Science of Storytelling, Will Storr applies dazzling psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to our myths and archetypes to show how we can tell better stories, revealing, among other things, how storytellersand also our brainscreate worlds by being attuned to moments of unexpected change. Storrs superbly chosen examples range from Harry Potter to Jane Austen to Alice Walker, Greek drama to Russian novels to Native American folk tales, King Lear to Breaking Bad to childrens stories. With chapters such as The Dramatic Question and Plot, Endings, and Meaning and a practical, step-by-step appendix dedicated to The Sacred Flaw Approach, The Science of Storytelling is destined to become an invaluable resource for writers of all stripes, whether novelist, screenwriter, playwright, or writer of creative or traditional nonfiction.

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