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--Bill Johnson "I have never reviewed anything on Amazon before but I feel so indebted to Bill Johnson that I have to give him a review. I went to a big name film school for college and throughout the entire 4 years and thousands of dollars, I never learned more about storytelling then I did reading this 3 dollar kindle book. Bill Johnson really gives you the map to the maze. After 6 years of making movies, I had some idea on what made a story work and what didn't, but Bill Johnson really gives the theoretical groundwork to what makes a story resonate with an audience. Not only did the book corroborate some ideas that I already had but enriched them and gave me so much more to think about. Thank You Bill!"
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Creating Mythic Characters
Notes on the movie Guardians of the Galaxy.
Storytelling and the Superconscious Mind
by Bill Johnson
Understanding how to get to a quiet, contemplative place to create more compelling characters; and how to create characters who have inner lives separate from an author's inner life.
Premise and Mystery
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My play The True Value of Heavenly Birth Insurance was performed in Brighton, England as part of the Mixed Doubles show at The Coach House. The play was performed April 18th - 22nd. For more information, visit http://www.thecliffhangercompany.com/mixed-doubles.html
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