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Why can't Hollywood make a decent fairy tale movie?

Why can't Hollywood make a decent fairy tale movie? | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
Fairytales contain some of the most delightful make-believe in literature, even with all their creepiness and weirdness.
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American Masters: Philip Roth and the Writer's Life Unmasked

American Masters: Philip Roth and the Writer's Life Unmasked | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
The documentary is not intended to "unmask" Philip Roth in the sense that you learn every possible thing about him.
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Meet the Reader: Ten Points to Ponder When You Write - Script Magazine

Meet the Reader: Ten Points to Ponder When You Write - Script Magazine | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
Script reader, Ray Morton, discusses the 10 things you need to ask yourself when you write a script in this month's Meet the Reader.
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These are principals of Story Development appropriate for Screenwirters, Novelists, Playwrites...any one who works in the narrative form.

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Act II - Arguing for a Narrative Question with a Positive Purpose

Act II - Arguing for a Narrative Question with a Positive Purpose | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
Robert Piluso examines Act II and the Narrative Question, or, put another way, the Protagonist’s Main Objective.
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Present tension | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August

Present tension | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
Robert Jackson Bennett looks at the benefits and drawback of writing fiction in the present tense.
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The Ideal Apocalypse in Literature and Film

The Ideal Apocalypse in Literature and Film | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
Eventually, the human world will simply vanish, leaving behind only the affectless emptiness of space, which will continue on, unconsciously, without us. It’s not just that we’ll die, but that our values, and value, will end.
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The Meaning of Premise

The Meaning of Premise | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
Elements of Drama: The Meaning of Premise A question regarding premise was asked of writer Orla Higgins after her reading of her short story, The Thin Blue Line .  The question prompted me to consi...
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Writing A Book: What Happens After The First Draft?

Writing A Book: What Happens After The First Draft? | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
Many new writers are confused about what happens after you have managed to get the first draft out of your head and onto the page.
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What storytelling does to our brains

What storytelling does to our brains | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
Storytelling is one of the most overused and underused techniques at the same time. In this post, we are revealing what storytelling does to our brains.
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The Daily Routines of Famous Writers

The Daily Routines of Famous Writers | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.
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Tips for the New Writer

Tips for the New Writer | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
Are you an aspiring author? These tips and tricks will help you become a better writer. Write about what interests you. There’s nothing worse than writing about something you absolutely hate. If yo...
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Unfinished Truman Capote Manuscript Discovered, State of Affairs in Poetryland, and More | Daily News | Poets & Writers

Unfinished Truman Capote Manuscript Discovered, State of Affairs in Poetryland, and More | Daily News | Poets & Writers | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
Mike Shatzkin has two pieces of advice for publishers; Alex Balk discusses abandoning his post-modern novel, Slumdog Millionaire screenwriter Simon Beaufoy has written an adaptation of Billy Lynn’s novel, Long Halftime Walk; and other news.
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25 Turns, Pivots, And Twists To Complicate Your Story

25 Turns, Pivots, And Twists To Complicate Your Story | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
1. The Heinous Fuckery Is Revealed This is the “first turn” of the story: something happens that disrupts the status quo and this event pushes the protagonist (and perhaps the... Read T...
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Writer Beware ® Blogs!: Why Not to Register Copyright for Unpublished Work

Writer Beware ® Blogs!: Why Not to Register Copyright for Unpublished Work | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
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Teaching: Creative Writing Word Palettes

Teaching: Creative Writing Word Palettes | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
It all started when I ran out of time. My school was staging a mini project centred on ‘The Day the Waters Came‘, a visiting theatrical production based on events surrounding Hurricane ...
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25 Writer Resolutions For 2013 (And Beyond)

25 Writer Resolutions For 2013 (And Beyond) | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
‘ Tis that time of the year when the year’s just born — pushed from its temporal womb, squalling and wriggling. That means it’s also time to put forward a list... Read The R...
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‘ Tis that time of the year when the year’s just born — pushed from its temporal womb, squalling and wriggling. That means it’s also time to put forward a list... Read The R...
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Make Me Worry You're Not O.K.

Make Me Worry You're Not O.K. | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
In the humiliation essay, my signature assignment, you can't remain dignified and ace it.
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Brilliant insight regarding how to drill into "character" and create stakes.

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Memories of Jake Adam York

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It’s too soon to write this blog post, but that’s fitting because it was much too soon for the world to lose Jake Adam York.  He was a driven, conscientious, passionate poet and advocate of poetry;...
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The Theology of Screenwriting, Part 17: Despair | Go Into The Story

This week I continue to explore theological themes in relation to screenwriting, considering them metaphorically because in my view, we see these themes in movies all the time. By understanding them, we can use these ...
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Kurt Vonnegut: 8 Basics of Creative Writing

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Kurt Vonnegut: 8 Basics of Creative Writing...
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Short story rules for May writing project in Creative Writing II.

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Inspiration Break: Creative Confidence

Inspiration Break: Creative Confidence | What's the Story? | Scoop.it
 Recently I recommended that you watch David Kelley's TED talk on Creative Confidence, one of 10 talks chosen by TED for a playlist about the beauty—and difficulty—of being...
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Simon Staffans: The audience is your channel

Simon Staffans: The audience is your channel | What's the Story? | Scoop.it

"Now audiences can interact with - and even create - content, they can make or break it, argues MediaCity Finland's [Simon] Staffans" ...


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