Free kindle The Golden Theme: How to Make Your Writing Appeal to the Highest Common DenominatorAuthor Brian McDonald –

At the heart of every great work is an essential commonality, which author and teacher Brian McDonald explores in The Golden Theme McDonald s previous book, Invisible Ink, has been acclaimed by award winning authors and screenwriters In The Golden Theme he turns to the question of what makes writing and storytelling essential to us Readers and writers will benefit from his deep insight Brian McDonald is one of the world s wisest teachers of the elements that create great storytellingIf you a writer in any genre, read The Golden Theme If you are a non writing reader who just loves stories, read it If you are a teacher, share it with your students And give it to friends, who will thank you for the clarity Brian McDonald so generously brings to our lives from the Foreword by National Book Award winner Charles Johnson The Golden Theme: How to Make Your Writing Appeal to the Highest Common Denominator

About the Author: Brian McDonald

Brian McDonald has taught his story seminar at PIXAR, DISNEY FEATURE ANIMATIION and George Lucas ILM His award winning short film WHITE FACE has run on HBO and Cinemax and is used in corporations nation wide as a diversity training tool.

10 thoughts on “The Golden Theme: How to Make Your Writing Appeal to the Highest Common Denominator

  1. Ksenia Anske Ksenia Anske says:

    The best book I ve read on story theme A beautiful analogy of the Golden Ratio as applied to storytelling, and a profound message that has the power to heal all of humanity Yes, this little book contains the secret to that Profound, and so elegantly simple, it just might change your life.

  2. Sean Sean says:

    Very simple but I think I will getfrom multiple readings.McDonald explains how storytelling is no less than a life saving skill along with other basics about the power of story.What gives a story the potency to last for thousands of years Important powerful lessons are contained in them, that s why McDonald shows you how that works.

  3. Ross Blocher Ross Blocher says:

    Points to Brian McDonald for clarity this book has a very simple thesis, and sticks to it The central idea is that great stories tell us that we are all the same Each chapter in this short book supports that point and explores a different aspect of it We learn why stories are so important to culture, how they communicate survival information, why th

  4. Kelly Mellings Kelly Mellings says:

    The loveliest book on writing I ve ever read This has surpassed Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott as my favorite book on writing Simple, lovely and to the point This is where story comes from Brian McDonald hits it home, and it is not surprising that Pixar gets him to teach story.There are passages in this book that I read to friends, as the author reminds u

  5. Alex Alex says:

    Brian McDonald s book The Golden Theme claims to be a lesson on how to make your writingaccessible to people everywhere But it is muchthan that It is a wonderful collection of stories and powerful anecdotes on how to live aconnected and fulfilling life.Referencing insights from Rod Serling to the Epic of Gilgamesh, McDonald directs you straight to the hea

  6. Greg Allan Holcomb Greg Allan Holcomb says:

    Dumb luck that I was chosen as a Firstreads give a way winner for this book.I am not the target audience for this book I believe in throwing a bajillion specifics out there and hope that one or two make a connection This book was about how to get the most people to like your writing It read like a Philosophy 105 book from freshman year of college I donated t

  7. Cory Kerr Cory Kerr says:

    Read the author s book, invisible ink, then read this book Both are excellently crafted and simply explain story telling The Golden Theme discusses the reason that we tell stories we need them to survive One thing that really sticks out to me is his discussion of why poorly written stories are dangerous A quick, great read for anyone looking to get to know stor

  8. Chad Welch Chad Welch says:

    Really liked this Invisible Ink is stronger in my opinion, but this one poses the question What is at the base of every story then tries to answer it, and Brian does a great job with the debate.

  9. L.A. Thillet L.A. Thillet says:

    Unfathomable DepthThis is such a pleasure, and an eye opening experience, to read IMHO this should be part of the storytelling canon Story by Robert McKee, The Anatomy of Story by John Trudy, Moral Premise by Stanley D Williams, PhD, Anatomy of a Premise Line by Jeff Lyons, Writing for Emotional Impact by Karl Iglesias, The Golden Theme by Brian McDonald, Hero with a

  10. Melinda Melinda says:

    I enjoyed this There were several good reminders, though I think it s geared for writers who haven t obtained formal education and those who plan to self publish That is not meant to belittle either group of folks to each their own it s just not the path I happen to be on I m glad I read it, but it s probably not one I ll return to for advice later on.

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