"From Where You Dream reimagines the process of writing as emotional rather than intellectual, and tells writers how to achieve the dreamspace necessary for composing honest, inspired fiction. Proposing fiction as the exploration of the human condition, with yearning as its compass, Butler reinterprets the traditional tools of the craft using the dynamics of desire. He offers insights into the nature of voice. He compares fiction to cinema, to be experienced by the reader as a sensual series of takes and scenes. And he shows how to revise at the level of structure rather than sentence."--BOOK JACKET.
Even if you pursue nothing else by Butler, make it a point to stand in the aisle at a library or bookstore and read Chapter 4 (“Cinema of the Mind”) for his comparison of fiction and film techniques. Outstanding.