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The Way of Story: The Craft & Soul of Writing

Way of Story, The <em>The Craft & Soul of Writing [Reprint Edition]</em> by Catherine Ann Jones The Way of Story: The Craft & Soul of Writing
Your Price: $30.50 CDN
Author: Catherine Ann Jones
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 193
Pub. Date: 2007
Edition: Reprint
ISBN-10: 1932907327
ISBN-13: 9781932907322

About the Book:

The Way of Story is an integrative approach to writing all forms of narrative, illustrated with evocative insights from the author's own professional journey. Craft alone is not enough. It is the integration of both solid craft and experiential inner discovery that makes this writing book unique.

No other writing book offers the solid craft to guarantee a good story along with the intangible inner dimensions of writing. This book is a rare gift to writers — it feeds the soul of a writer and provides practical tips on making a successful commercial script.

What people say:

"The script is the first basic building block of any film, theatre, or television project. 'The Way of Story' by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Catherine Ann Jones offers aspiring authors an integrative approach to writing all the various forms of narrative storytelling. Laced with anecdotal stories and personal insights from her own professional experiences as a writer of scripts, Catherine Ann Jones persuasively argues that craft alone is not enough for success in this highly competitive, highly volatile business. There must be an effective integration of storytelling technique and experiential inner discovery as a writer in order to produce scripts that are commercially viable and persuasive when it comes time to pitch them to producers. Of special note are the wealth of practical tips for writing a successful script whether it is for a play, a movie, or a television show. 'The Way of Story' is especially recommended reading for anyone who aspires to writing a screenplay, and will provide invaluable insights into both the process and the marketplace." — Mid-West Book Review

"Catherine Ann Jones is in possession of a powerful talent… nothing is more rare in my opinion." — Norman Mailer

"The author has great insight into the human condition and the ability to create characters about whom we care." — Stephen Simon, Oscar winning Producer

"I couldn't get to sleep and found myself reading it without stopping — not only because of the wonderful information on craft, but because it really is 'your journey' and sprang from your life experiences! THEWAY OF STORY is quite amazing and you have much to be proud of, while we, the readers and students, have much to be thankful for!" — Kathie Fong Yoneda, Paramount Studios, Author: The Script-Selling Game

"On every page, we find something that teaches, delights, or opens the soul to creative depth. Catherine Ann Jones offers a masterwork based on her long, astonishing career. And we are the beneficiaries." — Dianne Skafte, Ph.D, Author: Listening to the Oracle, past Academic Dean, Pacific Graduate Institute

About the Author:

Catherine Ann Jones is an award-winning New York playwright and Hollywood screenwriter with over twenty years experience as a professor at major universities.