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What about Matt Armstrong’s performance did you like?
His voice didn't get in the way of the information, which is the most that can be asked considering the book is non-fiction. There were a few dramatic opportunities, and they were done well.
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Such a great book for anyone interested in learning about writing in general, and screenwriting or writing for graphic novels in particular. I'm an professional storyboard and comic artist that has many "story ideas" but has always been far too aware of my own lack of understanding of writing to actually bring those ideas to fruition. After listening to Mcdonald break down what makes a successful story, I already feel more aware of how to construct a successful story. Highly recommended!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
The first part of five or six chapters of Invisible Ink are a fascinating and insightful look at the secrets of crafting compelling narratives. Unfortunately it quickly looses steam after that, becoming too obsessed with proving it's own theories and going back to the same stories for examples again and again. We get it, Jaws and E.T. are great movies, but there are lots of other sources for great structure out there. contrary to what the author says in this book the problem with the third act does not lie in the first act in this particular case. The problem is that we already know everything that the third act tries to reveal to us as readers.
This book gave much better understanding of story and its inner cog wheels and how it works and why. It gives me confidence to try write the story in an English language by being a foreigners. I was even shy to try it now I know all the basics and happy to give a shot :)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
A lot of things made sense and were brought down to the basics so beginners like me understand why we have the need to tell stories and how to tell them the best way we can!