Thursday, October 21, 2010

Invisible Ink by Brian McDonald

Invisible Ink by Brian McDonald explores the subtle reasons why good stories work. Dialogue is overt, but writers make a lot of a lot of other choices in their writing that many audience members would never think about. The book contains short, easy-to-digest segments with a variety of interactive exercises and real-life examples. If you want to hone your setups and payoffs, jokes, characters and dialogue, take a read! There are also interesting sections about subplots, handling critique and killing your protagonist. Andrew Stanton and Paul Feig are among Brian's supporters.

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2 comments:

Anand Rathore said...

thanks for posting useful post.. keep posting..

Edward said...

If you're into books like this, I'd check out "Becoming a Novelist" by John Gardner or "Aspects of the Novel" by Forster. They're very basic and very straightforward--this book strikes me as being too... er, fluffy?