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Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing

Million Dollar Writing Series
Narrated by: David Farland
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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All successful writers use resonance to enhance their stories by drawing power from stories that came before, by resonating with their audiences' experiences, and by resonating within their own works. In this book, you'll learn exactly what resonance is and how to use it to make your stories more powerful. You'll see how it is used in literature and other art forms, and how one writer, J. R. R. Tolkien, mastered it in his work.

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  • Sol
  • 23-07-19

Provides ideas based on common sense

The idea of external Resonance simply means that all story elements and attributes should reflect or be derived from literature found in the same genre, and should reflect the target group's life experience and interests. Another aspect is internal Resonance by repeating and building up of a thematic story element (like the character(s)experiencing variations of a tunnel experience, or something else) towards the dramatic outcome.

The idea of using foreign or old languages to create names by combining/mixing/tweaking meaningful words ( dark+father = Darth Vader; Gandalf, ...) that reflect the characters traits is interesting, hoping that the sound of the invented name expresses the characters traits.

That's the main takeaway, for me.

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  • Spirit Bear
  • 28-02-19

Excellent!

I learned a great deal about the power of resonance and how to apply it to my writing. The author explained resonance in detail and gave many relevant examples. Easy listening.

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  • Aida Bohm
  • 06-01-19

Helpful!

I found this book short and concise and very helpful in my endeavor. I thought it was a lot like allegory. I think that could be brought up to contract and enhance the resonance.

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  • AC Elliott
  • 02-06-18

A lot to think about when writing a story

Putting this into practice is sure to have a positive impact in any story. Just do it.

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  • Jason
  • 19-04-18

Even better than it sounds

This book is more than the title reveals. It gives you methods for worldbuilding and story ideas. It proves that creativity has more to do with connecting elements that already exist than trying to come up with ideas out of thin air. If you write novels like I do, then you might find this to be a relief. -Jason Parker