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The many dimensions of story and how it affects our lives.
Curated by Alexis Niki
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When Bad Stories Happen to Good Characters

When Bad Stories Happen to Good Characters | Living Story | Scoop.it

"Writers don't know when it happens, and usually only dedicated readers will notice, but one of the greatest tragedies that can befall a novel is when the plot lets down the characters."

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This is a problem I often run across with coaching clients. It's challenging to convince them to dig deeper when they can point to a recent movie or novel that similarly underserves its characters. Writers should be able to create great characters--AND know what to do with them.

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What makes a great screenplay?

What makes a great screenplay? | Living Story | Scoop.it
From Casablanca to The Killing – the elements of a great script are essentially the same. John Yorke – reveals how and why the best screenwriting works

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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The art and the discipline of screenwriting. A long read but worth it.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:39 AM

How to take basic story structure and turn it into great screenwriting ....

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, March 18, 2013 11:35 AM

The art of screenwriting.

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Write It Short: Clutch (Canada)

Write It Short: Clutch (Canada) | Living Story | Scoop.it

Write It Short! is a new series of interviews with award-winning web series creators about their writing and storytelling process. I started it in collaboration with the LA Web Series Festival. Here, I talk to CLUTCH creator Jonathan Robbins about the special challenges of writing a dark and hard-hitting (NC-17 / R) piece for the web. 

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You can see CLUTCH at: http://clutchtheseries.com 

Warning: CLUTCH is mature viewing.

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