Into The Woods

Into The Woods: How Stories Work and Why We Tell Them

Non-Fiction, Creative Writing, Languages & Reference, English Language, Dictionaries & Reference
Paperback Published on: 03/04/2014
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Synopsis

'The best book on the subject I've read. Quite brilliant' Tony Jordan, creator/writer, Life on Mars, Hustle

We all love stories. But why do we tell them? And why do all stories function in an eerily similar way? John Yorke, creator of the BBC Writers' Academy, has brought a vast array of drama to British screens. Here he takes us on a journey to the heart of storytelling, revealing that there truly is a unifying shape to narrative forms - one that echoes the fairytale journey into the woods and, like any great art, comes from deep within. From ancient myths to big-budget blockbusters, he gets to the root of the stories that are all around us, every day.

'Marvellous' Julian Fellowes

'Terrifyingly clever ... Packed with intelligent argument' Evening Standard

'The most important book about scriptwriting since William Goldman's Adventures in the Screen Trade' Peter Bowker, writer, Blackpool, Occupation, Eric and Ernie

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141978109
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 247g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm

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Into The Woods
I enjoyed every page of this brilliant introduction to story structure
If you’ve ever wondered why some stories grab you and others leave you cold, this succinct exploration is a quick, rewarding read that provides a number of... READ MORE
Charlotte Rose Norman
Into The Woods
So Interesting
A fascinating exploration of how stories work, with particular reference to film and television. This doesn't tell you what to do. Instead it shows common ... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley