From the Back Cover
The essential guidebook for anyone who wants to write a book. Comprehensive and clear, it is a must read for new authors embarking on their writing journey.
- Peter Guber, Chairman and CEO, Mandalay Entertainment Group
I've written for television for many years, functioning like the piano player who can play anything but can't read music. Nancy Lamb's book taught me how read the music of writing. The Art and Craft of Storytelling takes you from plot to character, through writer's block, to the finale. If you want to write, read this book. If you already write but want to read the music, read this book--and keep it handy.
- Joe Halderman, Producer/Writer, CBS News, 48 HOURS MYSTERY
From the Book of Job to Harry Potter, this is the story of stories - and how to spin them with wit, grace and style, This could be the start of a beautiful relationship between your imagination and your pen.
- John Harlow, The Sunday Times of London.
As a teacher of dramatic narrative technique at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, I can say that this book is going on a "must read" list for my students! The Art and Craft of Storytelling is articulate, cohesive, insightful and comprehensive. It takes every question I've been asked by a student or have discussed with fellow writers and answers it--not just summarily, but in depth and with valuable examples. All of this in a bright humorous style that makes the learning go down easy. A writing book of this caliber is a rare find, and I recommend it for all aspiring writers, as well as established writers looking for an excellent refresher course.
- Dale Griffiths Stamos, SBWC instructor and award-winning playwright
About the Author
Nancy Lamb is the author of forty-three books of fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. She has taught writing at workshops in Singapore; Athens, Georgia; and Big Sur, California. She can be reached through her Web site, www.nancylamb.com.