About this book
Trade paperback. The head of the BBC Writers' Academy explores the fundamental structure underneath all narrative forms, from film and TV to theatre and novel-writing.
We all love stories. Many of us love to tell them, and even dream of making a living from it too. But what is a story? Hundreds of books about screenwriting and storytelling have been written, but none of them ask 'Why?' Why do we tell stories? And why do all stories function in an eerily similar way? This title deals with these questions.