The Story Book: A Writer's Guide to Story Development, Principles, Problem-solving and Marketing
There are a million ‘How To Write’ books out there. But you learned how to write when you were at school. You don’t need to have your creativity damaged by someone else’s views on how you should write your story. You need to understand stories for yourself and master your craft so you can write YOUR story YOUR way.
The Story Book is written by a published author and scriptwriter. It answers the right questions writers should ask: what is a story? Why do stories exist? How do they work? What gives one story power and another one not? What can I do to make the very best of my story ideas? What tools are available to you to make stories that grip and intrigue?
With invaluable new thinking on subtext plus insights on story success from:
"Fantastic. A bible for writers." Bookshelf
"A wonderful combination of technical knowledge combined with the recognition that Story must come from the heart of the individual." Lorraine Faulkner - Seminar Delegate
"A highly recommended method for anyone in the business of story development." Marion Pilowsky (Film Producer - Sleuth; Being Julia; Little Fish...)
Simply a must-read for anyone wanting to understand how to turn ideas into stories that sell.
The Subtext Book
|The Subtext Book - the definitive power of story |
Contact me to register your interest, and I will let you know when the book is available. david at baboulene dot com.
|Ocean Boulevard - an epic and exhilarating journey all the way... from a boy to a man|
"Interesting, raucous and very, very funny. When it came to the end it was like saying goodbye to an old friend." TalkSport
"One of the funniest books I have ever read." City Talk
"Baboulene is like a Bryson who has really played the field. Truly adventurous, truly hilarious and funny enough to burst your stitches!" Borders Books
David Baboulene runs away to sea in a cloud of romantic dust for the first of his globetrotting adventures. His journey takes him across the world and back, from New Orleans and Houston in America to the Caribbean islands of Barbados and Jamaica, through the Panama Canal to Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, then back across the Pacific- to a triumphant homecoming in Liverpool.
Jumping Ships - the global misadventures of a cargo ship apprentice
Book two in David's humorous travel series.
AS FEATURED in BBC Radio 4s flagship travel programme EXCESS BAGGAGE...
‘Packed with enough ship board hilarity to make the reader literally weep with laughter, Ocean Boulevard and Jumping Ships are probably the funniest maritime-themed books in print today.' Ships Monthly
...laughs aplenty, but also top notch writing about the seas, ships and those who sail on them... Sea Breezes Magazine
Top star rating for these tall tales and youthful high jinx. Perfect holiday reading.
The second adventure for Windy and NotNorman finds our heroes on safari in Kenya; dressing up in a nurses’ home in South Africa; taking on the pirates of Nigeria; finding WonderWoman and the best non-existent restaurant in Greece; playing unorthodox forms of chess and snooker in Southern India; drained and amazed in Thailand and, of course, falling victim to all the unspeakable practical jokes his fellow sailors perpetrate on board the cargo ship Global Princess during the sea passages in between. That’s to say nothing of Windy’s days at nautical college in the snowy north east of England, his poaching trip to the Lake District, and a heli-skiing trip in Canada that will curl your hair.
Rest assured – David Baboulene’s second book is every bit as wonderful as his first.
Just the kind of adventures you’d expect a naïve young apprentice to have, including brushes with pirates and encounters with ‘friendly’ girls in Thailand. Witty and well written.'
David Baboulene is a seriously funny man with a great gift for story telling.
Duncan Barkes - SPIRIT FM