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James Bonnet, the founder of, is an internationally known writer, teacher and story consultant. He was elected twice to the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America and has written or acted in more than forty television shows and features. Since 1990 he has been conducting intensive weekend seminars in Los Angeles, and consulting with screenwriters, producers, directors, novelists, lawyers, psychologists, and corporate executives. Since 2006 he has been holding workshop/retreats in France and Santa Monica, California, and teaching in Paris, London and Singapore.

The important new ideas about story in the second edition of his book, Stealing Fire from the Gods: The Complete Guide to Story for Writers and Filmmakers, have been taught in university courses around the world and are having a major impact on writers in all media. In his forthcoming book, Cracking the Story Code, he will analyze the world's greatest stories and reveal their hidden structures and the extraordinary secrets and power they contain.


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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 17, 2012
The Hidden Structures in Great Stories and Their Enormous Power (8269 views) This article will analyze two important films using some of the hidden story structures all great stories have in common. Understanding these hidden structures will not only help you improve your own stories and understand the real source of a great story's power, they will give you a profound understanding of yourself and an equally profound understanding of the world, all of which can be translated into a great success.
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The Coming Age of Story (1828 views) The Coming Age of Story will introduce readers to the new, higher levels of understanding emerging in the world of story and why the time is not far off when knowing what stories actually are and how to create them may well be the most valuable knowledge a person can possess. In such a world, unbounded opportunities will exist for skilled storymakers and others with a profound knowledge of story and the storymaking art.