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