A fifth edition of my writing workbook, A Story is a Promise & The Spirit of
Storytelling, is now available on Kindle for $2.99,
and from Barnes and Noble for their Nook reader.
This new edition explores what happens when story characters are an extension of authors and suggests
techniques for authors to create characters with fully realized inner lives. The book includes a section titled
Deep Characterization, and a
revision of A Story is a Promise, with an outline of The Lovely Bones and updated reviews
of films like Inception.