Unlocking the secret power of stories: A manual for reading - and writing - better!
Have you ever had your heart broken, or broken someone else's heart? Have you ever won an argument but alter realised you were wrong? Have you ever tripped in public, or spilled wine on someone else's carpet? Have you ever basically felt like a chimp in a pair of jeans, caught up in endless drama and with no idea of how the universe works?
Stories are everywhere. Exploring the great plots from Plato to The Matrix and from Tolstoy to Toy Story, this is a book for anyone who wants to unlock any narrative and learn to create their own. With startling and original insights into how we construct stories, this is a creative writing book like no other. It will show you how to read and write better.
Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. Her other novels include Bright Young Things, Going Out and The End of Mr.Y, which was longlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007. She teaches creative writing at the University of Kent.
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