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A Story Is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling. Copyright © 2011 and Copyright ©2013 and Copyright 2014 by Bill Johnson. All rights reserved.
Blue Haven Publishing
Willamette Writers House
2108 Buck St
West Linn, OR 97068
Book Design: Bill Johnson
Cover Design and Photograph: Nancy Hill
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A Story Is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling/ by
Bill Johnson — 5th ed. p.cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-9673932-7-8
1. How-to 2. Story Writing
This book is dedicated to
Elizabeth Lyon, a true friend and
Monty Metawa, who understands much
This book is designed to guide writers toward a new understanding of the process of creating and writing dramatic stories.
How a story functions like a promise
How to fulfill a story’s promise to its audience
Section Two explores how a story’s elements are designed, including…