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The Science of Storytelling

Audiobook

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 storytellers—and also our brains—create worlds by being attuned to moments of unexpected change. Storr's 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 children's 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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Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781690585084
  • File size: 197436 KB
  • Release date: March 10, 2020
  • Duration: 06:51:19

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781690585084
  • File size: 197460 KB
  • Release date: March 10, 2020
  • Duration: 06:54:20
  • Number of parts: 7

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Languages

English

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 storytellers—and also our brains—create worlds by being attuned to moments of unexpected change. Storr's 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 children's 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.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Dreamscape Media, LLC
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781690585084
    File size: 197436 KB
    Release date: March 10, 2020
    Duration: 06:51:19

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781690585084
    File size: 197460 KB
    Release date: March 10, 2020
    Duration: 06:54:20
    Number of parts: 7

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English