Stealing Fire from the Gods : The Complete Guide to Story for Writers and Filmmakers

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2006-07-01
Publisher(s): Ingram Pub Services
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Summary

Unlocking the secrets of story reveals the secrets of the mind and awakens the power of story within you. Work with that power and you can steal fire from the gods. Master that power and you can create stories that will live forever.

Author Biography

James Bonnet, the Los Angeles-based founder of storymaking.com, is an internationally known writer, teacher, and story consultant

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
PART ONE: THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF STORY
1. The Story of the Two Potatoes
2. How This Knowledge Was Developed
3. Why the Old Great Stories Were Created
4. How the Old Great Stories Were Created
5. Why the Old Great Story Takes the Form That It Does
6. How the Great Story Does Its Work
7. How This Natural Storymaking Process Was Cut Off
PART TWO: THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF GREAT STORIES
8. The Metaphors
9. The Archetypes
PART THREE: THE NEW STORY MODEL
10. The Storywheel
11. The Golden Paradigm
12. Inner Conflict
13. The Ego/Hero Archetype
14. The Marvelous and Terrible Elements
15. The Archetypes of the Creative Unconscious Self
16. Some Special Qualities of Metaphor
17. Group Phenomena and the Entity Being Transformed
18. The Dynamic Cycle
19. The Hero's and the Antihero's Journey
20. The Story Focus
21. The Sugar Coat
22. The Storywheel Revisited
PART FOUR: THE ART OF STORYMAKING
23. The Creative Process and the New Artist-Storymaker
24. Imitations of Real Life
25. Source of Material
26. Six Creative Techniques
27. Creating the Whole Story Passage
28. Creating the Story Focus
29. Story Alchemy
30. Creating the Sugar Coat
31. Perseverance
32. The Second Potato
Epilogue
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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