Ravish Mani is a life adviser and story consultant. He is known in the blogosphere for his spiritual approach, analytical abilities, multidimensional perspective, and helping nature. People in writing community say that he has acumen for reading in between lines. If you want your work to be critically appreciated, you would want him to read it. If you are looking for story consultancy, manuscript analysis or developmental editing he is, the go to person.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The story of Story throws light on the important aspects of storytelling. Being a story consultant himself, the author has woven his own story to explain why people love reading stories and how can you make these stories impactful which can leave everlasting impression on readers and give them alluring experience of lifetime.
The moment you are ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens. Ravish has experienced something very similar yet unexpected while writing this book and how his internal desire to achieve something big helped him to come out as a real winner. As I mentioned earlier there is a story within a story that's what makes this read even more interesting and intriguing.
He has given some great tips and tricks to be an exceptional storyteller. He has taken us through different facet of storytelling which includes substance of a story, basic story template, qualities that protagonist need to possess, how to arose various emotions in readers, importance of metaphors , body language and homo fictus characters and all this he has done it with utmost clarity. All the aspects were explained with an example from well known books that makes it easier to understand. If you are an aspiring author or you are already one , this book will teach you technical terminologies which you should know.
MY TAKE ON THE BOOK
Story telling reminds us of humanity is this beautiful and broken world. I wouldn't be wrong in saying that stories wield a powerful influence in our world. Explaining any concept in the form of story has a huge impact on the readers and that's exactly Ravish has achieved beautifully and effortlessly in his book. I literally felt as a part of this story telling process while reading this book. Towards the end of the book, he has also explained the difference between a writer and an author which has created a great impact on my mind.
CAUGHT MY EYES
There are two things which caught my attention instinctively.
First, his modesty, in spite of being a master in his profession he is extremely humble in expressing his emotions of not being able to give his hundred percent due to unforeseen reasons. But if you ask me , I would say he has created an impact on his readers which is eternal.
Second, something which I haven't seen anywhere before, "UnCopyright". According to him , his work can be copied and edited as per people's wish as he believes morality cannot be forced it comes from within. What a wonderful thought and this confidence can only comes with a an in-depth knowledge.
This book is an apt read for those who aspires to be an author. I give a big thumps up to this book.
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The story of Story - a book by Ravish Mani
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I'm going to read this soon.ReplyDelete
Ravish Mani really writes well. Your review has really done full justice to his book. Even I found the Uncopyright really unique. Only a humble person can do it. I have downloaded almost all the books but yet to read them.ReplyDelete
It definitely has a very intriguing title and a story on storytelling sounds amazing!ReplyDelete
I know that Ravish sir is a great writer but somehow I did not get a chance to read this work. loved your review dear. and like you I also feel super impressed with un copyright thing, indeed it is his unique gesture and I had seen something like this first time.ReplyDelete
wow...this book looks like a jackpot for all the storytellers. Lately, I have started doing storytelling sessions so I feel, this book is going to be an ideal read for me.ReplyDelete
Being an author is in corner of my mind. I am sure this book is going to give me a direction and inspiration. Gonna check this one,thanks for the reviewReplyDelete
Wow it sounds quite interesting. Will surely download the book and check it out. It is for aspiring authors after all. Thanks for the honest review.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing out the review looks interesting definitely will be downloading for the weekend read.ReplyDelete
I go deeply into the soul of a story is a unique idea. Highly recommended topic. I loved how you have shared a compact and comprehensive reviewReplyDelete
Wow I loved the title the most the story of a story and why people read stories. In fact I never thought about this. Would love to read this book to know in details. You have shared a very nice review here.ReplyDelete
That title definitely is very interesting. This is a very unique idea. I liked your comprehensive review too about it.ReplyDelete
Wow thanks for introducing me to Ravish sir. As a writer I would love to knw more about him and his book would be a perfect guide for me to read. I loved his uncopyright idea.ReplyDelete
This book seems to be really unique and different from the most. Storytelling is an art and what better than reading this book.ReplyDelete
I am currently reading this book and you have wonderfully reviewed the book.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful review this is. I am definitely picking up this book for my next read and would love to learn a thing or two from this :)ReplyDelete