Renowned instruction of the late Gary Provost with the literary and publishing savvy of his longtime colleague and friend Peter Rubie to show you how to transform your fiction, nonfiction or screenplay idea into a captivating tale sure to find an audience.
Drawing on Provost's proven philosophies, Rubie examines every facet of storytelling, from narrative hooks to fulfilling climaxes. Through advice, exercises and an outstanding array of examples, you'll learn to create gripping narratives powered by strong characters. You'll discover the secrets of:
* Characterization as the heart of dramatic structure
* Weaving subplots into rich stories
* Structure as the basis of editing
* manipulating story pace to increase conflict, tension, and surprise