Part III

Craft and Concepts of Drama

Your job as a storyteller is to entertain people by making them feel and think in unfamiliar ways. For this, you will need imagination, astute observation of those around you, and evocative language to seduce people into seeing the worlds you create.

This part of the book is a brief primer in populating, assessing, overhauling, and fine-tuning any story—your own or someone else’s. It shows you how to develop analytic skills and how to offer your sensations and opinions to other people about their work.

Whenever you act as critic, you will need to change hats and venture your feelings, reactions, and ideas from the perspective of a reader or audience member. You will see me doing this in my critiques of the ...

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