A compelling, ground-breaking guide to creative writing that reveals how the brain responds to storytelling. Storytelling is an essential part of what makes us human and The Science of Storytelling applies psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to our myths and archetypes to show how we can write better stories and be more attuned to moments of unexpected change, which helps create new worlds. Examples range from Harry Potter to Jane Austen to Alice Walker, Greek drama to Russian novels to Native American folk tales, King Lear to Breaking Bad to children's stories and provides practical advice, revealing just what makes stories work. An invaluable resource for writers of all stripes, whether novelist, screenwriter, playwright, or writer of creative or traditional nonfiction.
Adapted from The Household Physician: a twentieth century medica. A practical description in plain language of all the diseases of men, women and children with latest discoveries in medicine and most approved methods of treatment (1905). Printed on acid free paper.Measurements: 17 cm x 12...
A set of pencils for those who emphatically do not want anyone to borrow their stationery. Ever. 6 HB pencils in a themed box. Pack measures 19 x 6 x 1.5 cm.
A great card game to see how 'normal' you are. As you go through them (either alone or in a group), decide whether or not you identify with, or in any way recognise, what is being said. If you do, place the card on a...
A perfectly tongue-in-cheek gift idea for friends in need of a little self-improvement. Just add whisky. Or gin. (Or a healthy shot of wheatgrass juice. Your secret's safe with us.) Book measures 14.5 x 10.5 x 2.2 cm.Hip flask holds 4 oz.