A Story is a Promise


Book cover of Bill Johnson's A Story 
is a Promise
A fifth edition of my writing workbook, A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling, is now available on Kindle for $2.99.

This new edition explores what happens when story characters become an extension of authors and suggests techniques for authors to create characters with fully realized inner lives. Includes Deep Characterization.

A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of Storytelling is also available as a trade paperback from Amazon.

Essays on the Craft of Writing

About the Author

Index of Book Essays

by Bill Johnson
A photo of Bill Johnson, author of A Story is a Promise and the Spirit of Storytelling.

A Story is a Promise and the Spirit of Storytelling is now available from Amazon Kindle for $2.99, and also available on Smashwords for other ebook formats, including Nook, Sony, and Kobo.



Essays that review novels....

Writing a Novel With a Wounded Main Character
An essay about how a novel can be written with a wounded main character, a choice that can lead to difficulties if not handled correctly.

Writing the Fantasy Hook
Notes on Page 1 George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones

Notes on Page 2

Notes on Page 3

The rest of the reviews that were on this page are now available for .99 on my writing workbook, Reading to Write, a novel approach to novel writing. Available on Smashwords.

Reviews include:

The Kite Runner
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Exorcist
The Hunger Games

The Tin Drum
The Bell Jar


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