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Jeff Lyons

Jeff Lyons


Jeff Lyons is a published author with more than 25 year's experience in the film, television, and publishing industries as a writer, story development consultant, and editor. He is an instructor through Stanford University's Online Writer’s Studio, and lectures through the UCLA Extension Writers Program, and is a regular presenter at leading writing and entertainment industry trade conferences. He is a regular blogging contributor on major entertainment websites for writers including Stage32, and consults for The Producers Guild of America’s “Power of Diversity Producers Program,” and Film Independent’s  Screenwriting Lab. Jeff has written on the craft of storytelling for Writer’s Digest Magazine, Script Magazine, Writing Magazine (UK) and The Writer Magazine. His book, Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success, is published through Focal Press and is the only book devoted solely to the topic of story and premise development for novelists, screenwriters, and creative nonfiction authors. He will be publishing his second book through Focal Press in 2017, Rapid Story Development: How to Use the Enneagram-Story Connection to Become a Master Storyteller. His fiction is published through Storygeeks Press and can be found at www.jefflyonsbooks.com. Follow him on Twitter @storygeeks.

Publications for Jeff Lyons

  • Book

    Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success

    The only book available that teaches you how to develop a story from scratch that will work, and cut your development time in half.

  • Book

    13 Minutes

    One room. Six People. No way out. And every 13 minutes one of them dies—horribly—unless they can figure out what their nameless, faceless, and creepily mysterious captor wants from them. One woman holds the key to their survival or deaths.

  • Book

    Jack Be Dead: Revelation

    Jack Be Dead is a new twist on the Jack the Ripper mythology, and mixes history, the supernatural, and detective fiction to break new ground in the genre.

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