For a limited time, How To Craft a Story is free on Amazon! You can read the book’s Preview and find a link to the book’s Amazon book page here:
The latest version contains two new chapters and new information in several places in the book.
You may be wondering what makes this book different from all the other books about writing and storytelling.
Many people have given advice about story structure, formulas, plots, and other things that build upon the foundation of what a story is… but I have not heard anyone explain to me what that foundation is nor why stories are constructed in those ways.
Many people know how to write a story but there are also many people who don’t know how a story works …or don’t know it well enough to be able to explain it to someone else.
The difference between ‘being an artist’ and ‘being able to explain how to create art’ is that an artist can discover or learn that something works without understanding Why it works. An artist can create art without understanding art’s basic construction.
‘Story Construction’ is not only about writing. Actors, directors, marketers, musicians, dancers, etc. all create stories. A ‘story’ is one of the most basic forms of communication.
The foundational principles of story construction apply to relationships, to communication, to conflict resolution, to problem solving, to marketing, and to business best practices.
In this book, I explain:
1) The basic elements of story construction,
2) How those elements work,
3) Why and how those elements work together
4) And tell you how to fix problems that even some professional authors have.
This book contains knowledge that every storyteller should know.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the concepts that are in this book or how to apply them.
You can send feedback or contact me through this website’s Contact page (there’s a link near the top of this site).
~ Smartryk Foster