Rapid Story Development: How to Use the Enneagram-Story Connection to Become a Master Storyteller

1st Edition

Jeff Lyons

Routledge
October 7, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 280 Pages
ISBN 9781138929708 - CAT# Y203362

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Summary

This book offers a unique approach to storytelling, connecting the Enneagram system with classic story principles of character development, plot, and story structure to provide a seven-step methodology to achieve rapid story development. Using the nine-core personality styles underlying all human thought, feeling, and action, it provides the tools needed to understand and leverage the Enneagram-Story connection for writing success.

Author Jeff Lyons starts with the basics of the Enneagram system and builds with how to discover and design the critical story structure components of any story, featuring supporting examples of the Enneagram-Story connection in practice across film, literature and TV. Readers will learn the fundamentals of the Enneagram system and how to utilise it to create multi-dimensional characters, master premise line development, maintain narrative drive, and create antagonists that are perfectly designed to challenge your protagonist in a way that goes beyond surface action to reveal the dramatic core of any story.

Lyons explores the use of the Enneagram as a tool not only for character development, but for story development itself. This is the ideal text for intermediate and advanced level screenwriting and creative-writing students, as well as professional screenwriters and novelists looking to get more from their writing process and story structure.

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