Except your close friends. And, your mother.
Have you ever wondered how to make your story more compelling, more riveting, more emotionally - and, intellectually - satisfying?
Well, there is a way. We call it Story Design.
A Radical New Approach
We run a workshop for storytellers and we've found a way that is more effective than any other to help you create meaningful stories with a social impact. Stories that won't be forgotten or put down.
And you won't find our approach anywhere else.
We will help you write more efficiently, more effectively and improve your chances of success.
Click here for the StoryForward interview with CEO & Founder of SEAM about "Story Design" and our development approach.
The Secret to Success is Good Story Design
Other books teach you how to write, whereas we teach you how to think.
This is going to give you a more everlasting advantage.
The authors of our book have been in the business a long time, helping storytellers to develop, market and distribute their stories. Along the way, they realised that many of us have picked up bad habits; habits that were actually killing our chances of success.
How did this happen?
The Hollywood method is partly to blame. Any process driven exclusively by sales and marketing ignores the importance of craftsmanship.
How many times did you see a great trailer for a movie that turned out to be mediocre?
The concept was great but the story was poor. In fact, the story was badly designed.
High Concept is a Tool, not a Process
Perhaps you know this situation. You're going about your everyday business when - WHAM! - you're hit with an idea like a bolt from the blue. You can't wait to get pen and paper. This idea is so fantastic! It's going to be killer. It's going to be the best story ever told and hugely successful.
A couple of days go by.
You look at it again. It's terrible. What were you thinking? It's half-baked and lame. The characters are stupid.
What happened is that you relied upon inspiration instead of conviction. You must start with what really matters most and forge your opportunity from there.
Don't wait for fortune to smile on you.
Focus on story design.
Design is the process for success.
Story, not Narrative
The great thing about our 8-step approach is that you can craft stories without having to know their narrative. What?? Yes, that's right. You don't need to worry about characters, or plotting, or what scenes are required... none of this is essential to creating a great story design.
Give yourself an advantage. Make something meaningful from the get-go, rather than tacked on as an afterthought.
Learn to craft better stories by design - not by accident.
Our framework will help you answer the simple but infernal question, "What is your story about?"
And, above all, we'll show you how to make your writing stand out from the crowd.
While you were reading this, 3 new screenplays were just completed in the US.
So, let's get a move on!
Even though our book is written for the screenwriter in mind, our one-pager pitch approach gives you all the structure you need to craft any kind of fiction. And our advice is just as useful to storysellers, creative producers, development executives - dream merchants - as it is to writers.
Our book is available on Amazon Kindle. It's short, sweet and effective. And at £4.99 it's a steal. You'll spend more than that this month at Starbucks! What have you got to lose?
Go to your local Amazon website and search for, "Story Design by SEAM"
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And, if you have already bought the book, why not join our Story Design Group to discuss it with us?