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99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style Paperback – October 25, 2005
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a comic-book-reader. It is not that I don't appreciate
the art form, I simply never really think about comics
nor do I consider graphic novels among my preferred
I picked it off the shelf without looking inside, I
thought, "Hmmm, perspective - let me check this out"
as I had just taught a writing workshop using different
perspectives and was astonished to find the insights,
awarenesses and "a-ha's" the exercises had upon
Well, they haven't seen anything yet in comparison to
what they will be able to connect with upon experiencing
Madden's brilliance in this simple book.
This book would be excellent for people whose job includes
telling a story - it would also serve and be beneficial
for those who are wanting to increase in problem solving
ability and think differently.
One of the intriguing bonuses is learning a lot of new
words (like "Emanata" - a purely comic book term - read
the sources in the back for a complete definition.)
As a creative person, it opens up all sorts of different
approaches, thus inspiring the reader-creative-maven to
approach their art differently....which is the
foundation of any life or artistic growth and
The first word I scribbled on my page as I was reading
this volume was "Brilliant!" and that summarizes this
Did this loosen me up and make me more creative? Am I now ready to write the great American novel? Well, not yet. But it has gotten me thinking about new approaches to plotting and characterization, and I think that's the whole point. Thanks, Matt!
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I must say I was disappointed in this book. I was expecting some novel, groundbreaking insight but rather got just a rehash of what has been around for years.Published 4 months ago by JB
Best Book for writers. Was told to get it...and LOVE it.Published 8 months ago by Jamie L. Whitaker
It's very clever and will probably appeal to many people. Unfortunately, I purchased it to help my 13-year-old granddaughter, and it includes suggestive content swearing on every... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Momela
Visual examples of voice/tone/point of view. Great classroom tool!Published 11 months ago by Book Girl
Don't consume it at one go... Sip on this a few stories a day. You'll find it very interesting. Also good if you want to get inspiration for videography or drawing a comic. Read morePublished 14 months ago by James Y
I bought this book as a textbook for one of my classes..its a COMPLETE waste of time! All it contains is the same story drawn out from 100 different perspectives. Read morePublished on August 8, 2013 by mamazon77