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A good portion of the foundations covered could easily be used in a Psychology or Philosophy class.
You will find a lovely concept of emotional flow for you story telling -- great stuff that no one else has addressed in the many "how to write" books that I have read.
It takes you beyond 3-Act structure and gives you the tools to write not just a clever plot, but a great STORY - one that moves the reader and makes the reader care.
the author is very difficult to read but once you clear out the un-direct path to indications
it becomes clear what an emotional dynamic might be; there are also some terms... Read more
I have read another book about emotional structure. It covered writing from the emotional viewpoint, while this book is more about the practical application of how to apply... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lawrence Maturo
As a seasoned writer, I must say that this book is a must-have book for all writers. Whether you start with an outline or start with drafting, at some point you must look at the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Manhattan Daisy
This book is so badly written it is largely unreadable. Many sections are pure babble.
I hoped for exercises but it is a "Tell, don't show" book. Read more
I quote from the book: "When, for example, The Terminator has a scene between the action sequences it is not of any meaningful nature... Read morePublished on August 16, 2011 by K. Dye
First off, I never write reviews. Something has got to really impress me to make me want to look it up again and post a review. And Emotion Structure has. Read morePublished on January 11, 2009 by film girl
I am not an aspiring screenwriter. But I am interested in storytelling so I bought a few books on screenwriting. My opinions here certainly represent those of a beginner. Read morePublished on May 17, 2008 by Tony T
Well written resource for those beginning to write screen plays. Examples are concrete and easy to understand. A good supplement to a basic book on screen writing. Read morePublished on February 24, 2008 by drcg
I should have posted this months ago. I bought this book, full price at the bookstore because I'd never seen anything like it. I still haven't. Read morePublished on October 5, 2007 by Jodi Henley