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The Rise of Writing Credits in Documentaries

The Rise of Writing Credits in Documentaries | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
Documentarians (and the Writers Guild) have different opinions about who deserves a writing credit in a documentary, or whether the form merits one at all.
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Documentary: “The Human Comedy” (Billy Wilder) | Go Into The Story

Documentary: “The Human Comedy” (Billy Wilder) | Go Into The Story | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
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5 Reasons Why Freelance Writing is Not For You

5 Reasons Why Freelance Writing is Not For You | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
Not everybody should be a freelance writer? Perhaps you shouldn't. Read this post to find out why!
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How to Make a TV Drama in the Twitter Age

How to Make a TV Drama in the Twitter Age | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
The men and women who steer six of the best TV dramas talk about the challenges of making a show in the Twitter age.
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11 Books That Every Aspiring Television Writer MUST Read

11 Books That Every Aspiring Television Writer MUST Read | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
Tomorrow, an army of geeks descends on San Diego — and many of them would kill to write for television. Comic-Con always hosts panels about TV writing, and they're always standing-room only. But how do you learn the craft?
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The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his product through stories instead of benefits and bullet points, sign-ups went through the roof.
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10 Life Lessons to Learn From Ernest Hemingway - Self Stairway

10 Life Lessons to Learn From Ernest Hemingway - Self Stairway | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
Ernest Hemingway, the adventuring author who is the very depiction of greatness was a profound man. A man with great life lessons we can all learn from.
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Joss Whedon's Top 10 Writing Tips

Joss Whedon's Top 10 Writing Tips | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
Film critic Catherine Bray interviewed Joss Whedon in 2006 for UK movie magazine Hotdog to find out his top ten screenwriting tips. Catherine has kindly given us permission to reproduce the article...
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David Foster Wallace on Ambition | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios

"If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything." - David Foster Wallace Interview by Leonard Lopate, WNYC March 4, 1996 Interview orig...
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40 Inspiring Workspaces Of The Famously Creative

40 Inspiring Workspaces Of The Famously Creative | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
From tiny writing desks to giant painting studios, the only thing all of these creative studios have in common is that they inspired their successful inhabitants to create greatness.
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6 Filmmaking Tips from Charlie Chaplin | Film School Rejects

6 Filmmaking Tips from Charlie Chaplin | Film School Rejects | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
The 124th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's birthday was yesterday, and the date represents both the birth of a man and the birth of a cultural icon. Perhaps
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Three anti-social skills to improve your writing - Nadia Kalman

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/three-anti-social-skills-to-improve-your-writing-nadia-kalman You need social skills to have a conversation in re...
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BBC's seven social classes: The Wire version

BBC's seven social classes: The Wire version | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
The seven social classes defined by the BBC, LSE and Manchester University seem a better fit for the drug-dealing hierarchy in The Wire
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What makes a great screenplay?

What makes a great screenplay? | masterstorytellers | 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
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A Philosophical Lesson from Breaking Bad

A Philosophical Lesson from Breaking Bad | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
In today’s television culture, we are too often presented with comedies. Not “comedy” in the sense of humor, but rather the Greek theatre definition of it
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What Happens When You Get Stuck Wondering What If - Self Stairway

What Happens When You Get Stuck Wondering What If - Self Stairway | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
Wondering what if is the scariest thing in the world. This article will remind you how to get yourself to take action when you want to, ignoring failure.
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The Hero's Journey

Fafa explains Joseph Campbell's famous theory. Visit us on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/gloveandboots
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Jack Handey Is the Envy of Every Comedy Writer in America

Jack Handey Is the Envy of Every Comedy Writer in America | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
The man behind “Deep Thoughts” and the quest for the one true joke.
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Pedro Almodovar: Casting, Eavesdropping and Penelope Cruz | BAFTA Guru

Pedro Almodovar: Casting, Eavesdropping and Penelope Cruz | BAFTA Guru | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
Spanish auteur Almodovar (All About My Mother, Volver, The Skin I Live In) reveals his secret to finding the right actors, the benefits of being uncool and why you should listen in on your mother's conversations.
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Nueve cartas de Salinger agrandan su leyenda

Nueve cartas de Salinger agrandan su leyenda | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
Antes de publicar El guardián entre el centeno , el escritor se escribió con una joven aspirante a novelista
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Model-making role model: fans of stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen were inspired to become filmmakers themselves |

Model-making role model: fans of stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen were inspired to become filmmakers themselves | | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
These sword-fighting skeletons, made by Ray Harryhausen,  appeared in the film Jason and The Argonauts. Ray Harryhausen. Do you know that name?
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Henry Miller’s Reflections on Writing

Henry Miller’s Reflections on Writing | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
"Understanding is not a piercing of the mystery, but an acceptance of it, a living blissfully with it, in it, through and by it."

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10 Essential Screenplays Every Aspiring Screenwriter Must Read

10 Essential Screenplays Every Aspiring Screenwriter Must Read | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it

Via Michael Cornetto
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Eric Floresca's curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:52 PM

A good list but there are so many scripts to read and see as movies, to know and understand where they diverged from the words on the page and where a decision helped to make the words, the scenes even more powerfu;.

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Can You Become a Great Writer by Emulating Flaubert’s Work Habits?

Can You Become a Great Writer by Emulating Flaubert’s Work Habits? | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
About six years ago, I started collecting any information I could find about the daily routines of writers, artists, and other creative people—­­first for a blog that I ran for a couple of years, and then for a book that, I'm pleased to announce,...
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Roger Ebert's Top Films Of His Career

Roger Ebert's Top Films Of His Career | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
Roger Ebert compiled "Top Ten" film lists every year, dating back to 1967. Here are his favorite movies from the past 45 years.
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Three Raymond Carver Stories, Read by Richard Ford, Anne Enright, and David Means

Three Raymond Carver Stories, Read by Richard Ford, Anne Enright, and David Means | masterstorytellers | Scoop.it
Beloved of 80s MFA students and New Yorker fiction editors, Raymond Carver belonged to neither world.
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