You don’t have to listen to The Paper Wings Podcast for very long before you realize that storytelling guru Brian McDonald is one of our greatest heroes.
It is just as inspiring and challenging as his first two books on storytelling: Invisible Ink and The Golden Theme.
(You can read my full review from Amazon.com at the bottom of this blog post.)
Bonus: Disney legend Glen Keane wrote the foreward!
I cannot recommend highly enough that you take some time to listen (and re-listen) to his interview our podcast and his appearance on The High Bar – a web series for creators who want to tell meaningful stories.
If your creative contribution to this world is, in any way, related to storytelling in any form, you should read Brian’s books (affiliate links below):
Must-Read Books by Brian McDonald:
The Golden Theme: How To Make Your Writing Appeal To The Highest Common Denominator: Paperback | Kindle
My Amazon Review Of ‘Ink Spots’
Beyond Story Structure
A lot of screenwriting books provide a “connect the dots” approach but they don’t help you understand WHY you’re struggling to connect them or whether the dots you have should even be there in the first place.
The books by Brian McDonald will inspire you to tell a meaningful story and provide countless practical examples of how and why history’s great, meaningful stories have been told and told well.
While I do recommend starting with ‘invisible Ink’ (Brian’s first book on storytelling) I HIGHLY recommend ‘Ink Spots’ (as well as Brian McDonald’s other remarkable work ‘The Golden Theme’) to any storyteller of any kind.