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  • The Red Sneaker Writers Book Series, Volume 1
  • By: William Bernhardt
  • Narrated by: William Bernhardt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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By: William Bernhardt
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Summary

“Writing is structure,” William Goldman said, but too often aspiring writers plunge into their work without grasping this fundamental principle. Story structure is one of the most important concepts for a writer to understand - and ironically, one of the least frequently taught. In this book, New York Times best-selling author William Bernhardt explains the elements that make stories work, using examples spanning from Gilgamesh to The Hunger Games. In each chapter, he introduces essential concepts in a direct and easily comprehended manner. Most importantly, Bernhardt demonstrates how you can apply these ideas to improve your own writing.

William Bernhardt is the author of more than 30 books, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid series of legal thrillers. Bernhardt is also one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the nation. His programs have educated many authors now published by major houses. He is the only person to have received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (U Penn), and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (OSU), which is given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large."

The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals. What is a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done, and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this book is for you.

©2013 William Bernhardt Writing Programs (P)2014 Babylon Books

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Warning! Forces you to buy the ebook!

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Those OK with getting half a book.

What was most disappointing about William Bernhardt’s story?

Throughout his books, the author refers to apendixes, diagrams, and other material included in the ebook but not in or with the audiobook! The author advises that if you contact him, he will send a free copy of the ebooks. Well, I've contacted him multiple times in many forms over the last year and haven't received a reply.

What three words best describe William Bernhardt’s performance?

Useful but Commercialized

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction?

I would have added the appendixes available for download.

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Great book

Really good book, it gave me lots of information on how to structure my story, highly recommend.

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