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

Notes on Page 2

Notes on Page 3

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.

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