A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling

A Story is a Promise offers writers a way to understand how popular novels, movies, and plays became successful stories.

For writers considering self-publishing, this writing workbook offers techniques for revising a manuscript to achieve its full potential.

For writers who feel 'stuck', this book offers insight into how that happens and what can be done about it. More

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About Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson is author of A Story is a Promise and The Spirit of Storytelling, a writing workbook, and web master of Essays on the Craft of Dramatic Writing, a site that explores principles of storytelling through reviews of popular movies, books and plays (www.storyispromise.com). He's taught writing workshops around the U.S. He has read manuscript submissions for literary agents. His afterlife play, The Baggage Handler, was chosen as one of the best ten minute plays and published by Smith and Kraus. Bill was office manager for Willamette Writers, a Pacific Northwest non-profit writing group, until September 2016.

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