The Primary Colours of Story

David's flagship masterwork from a life devoted to studying and working with story. 

The Primary Colours of Story A storyteller's guide to what stories are, why stories exist and how stories work

A storyteller's guide to what stories are, why stories exist and how stories work.  

A story is a conversation between an author and a receiver. The author encodes using knowledge gaps. The receiver decodes by providing the knowledge that goes into the gaps. The knowledge that goes into the gaps is called SUBTEXT.

That, right there, is the substance of every story ever made and will be the substance of yours.

"I found this book to be excellent. Baboulene, through years of research, study and analysis, has managed to arrive at a complete understanding of the composition of Story, and then to break it down and explain it in such a way so that anyone else is able to understand it, too." (Amazon Review)

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Testimonials

Kerri Cuevas. Author
Kerri Cuevas Author 'Deadly Kisses'
Receiving a publishing deal was a dream turned reality. In my acknowledgement page is written: David Baboulene: I did it, and you are a heck of a teacher!
Nick Wild
Nick Wild Writer Director 'Talking With Angels'
David is The Story Ninja!
Craig Hinde
Craig Hinde Winner: Lucy Scher Award
David Baboulene is truly a master when it comes to the science behind storytelling.