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Story Trumps Structure: How to Write Unforgettable Fiction by Breaking the Rules Paperback – May 27, 2014

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"Steven James is the best teacher I've ever worked with. I've been keenly awaiting Story Trumps Structure since I first heard it was coming out. Like Steven's lectures, the book is an invaluable resource for aspiring authors and published novelists alike." --Robert Dugoni, New York Times best-selling author of The Jury Master

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Critically acclaimed author Steven James has taught on writing craft and creative storytelling all over the world. He has written more than two dozen books that have won over a dozen awards, including two Christy awards for best suspense, The Suspense Zone's Reviewers Choice award, Suspense Magazine's Book of the Year award, four Storytelling World Honor awards, a nomination for an ECPA Gold Medallion Award and two Publisher's Weekly starred reviews.

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  • Publisher : Writer's Digest Books (May 27, 2014)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1599636514
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1599636511
  • Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.48 x 0.73 x 8.38 inches
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