- ISBN 9781932907117 / 1932907114
- Title Stealing Fire from the Gods: The Complete Guide to Story for Writers and Filmmakers
- Author James Bonnet
- Category Creative Writing & Creative Writing Guides
- Format Paperback
- Year 2006
- Pages 269
- Publisher Michael Wiese Productions
- Imprint Michael Wiese Productions
- Edition 2nd
- Language English
- Dimensions 153mm x 16mm x 229mm
A revised and expanded sequel to Stealing Fire from the Gods, this 2nd edition includes important new revelations concerning the ultimate source of unity, the structures of the whole story passage, the anti-hero's journey, the high-concept great idea, the secrets of charismatic characters, and the analyses of many important new stories and successful films.
James Bonnet offers aspiring screenwriters the principles and tools they need to create powerful films packed with emotion. This revised and expanded second edition includes important new revelations concerning the ultimate source of unity, the structures of the whole story passage, the anti-heros journey, the high-concept great idea, the secrets of charismatic characters, and the analyses of many important new stories and successful films. You can use the creative process, the language of metaphor, and a sophisticated story model to bring powerful hidden truths to the surface. You can emulate the natural creative story-making process and put all your conscious and unconscious creative powers into your work. You can learn the nature and purpose of story, the compass that will orient you toward the real needs and desires of the audience.
“Anyone who is interested in structuring feelings and thought into words and story will find 'Stealing Fire' stimulating and worthwhile. A lifetime's labor of love, it provides the reader with insight, and an overview of the creative process through the history of story. I recommend it highly.” Elliott Gould, Actor, Academy Award Nominee “Bonnet is a thoughtful and highly intelligent writer whose lifetime of experience has led him to an intriguing theory about how great stories are written.” David W Rintels, Emmy, Writers Guild, and Peabody Award Winning Writer, Producer