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Aspiring Screenwriters: A Guide on How to Write a Screenplay and Get Your Script Produced

Aspiring Screenwriters: A Guide on How to Write a Screenplay and Get Your Script Produced | Storyteller | Scoop.it
The Tom Cruise team delivers a guide for hopeful screenwriters to making their screenplay a reality and getting their script into production.
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With so many people looking to have their voice heard in both the film and television industries, the competition to take a story from idea to script to production is a competitive one

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200+ Consciousness Raising Documentaries

200+ Consciousness Raising Documentaries | Storyteller | Scoop.it
Do you feel like having a 'Movie Night' without having to go anywhere? Here is a list of over 200 consciousness expanding movies and documentaries that will assist you in your evolution - All of which can watched for free online in the links below.  How many of them have you seen? Enjoy! Leave a comment below…
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Here is a list of over 200 consciousness expanding movies and documentaries that will assist you in your evolution

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Writers Don't Write to Get Published

Writers Don't Write to Get Published | Storyteller | Scoop.it
Real writers don't write to get published. They write for the sake of writing.
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Many writers write for the wrong reasons — for accolades or awards — and they end up sorely disappointed when their art doesn’t “succeed.”

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The Super-Secret Way to Create Suspense in Your Story

The Super-Secret Way to Create Suspense in Your Story | Storyteller | Scoop.it
The second path to suspense in your story is dramatic irony.
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If you’re a writer, or aspire to become one, you know part of your homework is to study suspense.

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3 Signs You Should Give Up on Your Story

3 Signs You Should Give Up on Your Story | Storyteller | Scoop.it
Three reasons why you should perhaps give up on your story.
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The labor and love we invest in our stories will always make killing them difficult—even when death is the most merciful gift we can give them. It takes courage to admit, even to ourselves, that a story just isn’t working

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Story behind Storify

Let's say there's a news event, maybe an earthquake, and you want to collect all the interesting tweets for your friends or blog readers, how would you do it? Or, let's say all your family and friends were using Facebook and Twitter plus a bunch of other sites like Flickr and YouTube to capture your kids' first birthday party. How would you keep those all together?

Storify has the answer. Its system lets you curate, or tell stories, about what's going on in the real-time web. You can join tweets, Flickr photos, Facebook messages, YouTube videos, and more together into a "story" on Storify. Here the company's founders tell you why that's significant.

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Use of Storytelling in the field of content curation. As we experience the birth of new dawn in the field of journalism, storify enables us to make meaning or add context to the noise out there in the age of infomraiton explosion. 

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Alec Baldwin Asks What’s Your Favorite Film Score

Alec Baldwin Asks What’s Your Favorite Film Score | Storyteller | Scoop.it

Alec Baldwin asks filmmakers Joel & Ethan Coen, neuroscientist Aniruddh D. Patel, and film composer Carter Burwell, “What is one of your favorite musical score moments in a movie?”.

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5 Signs You're Hiding Behind Your Writing—and 5 Ways to Use It as a Mirror Instead

5 Signs You're Hiding Behind Your Writing—and 5 Ways to Use It as a Mirror Instead | Storyteller | Scoop.it
The less of ourselves we put into our writing, the less likely our stories are going to be any good.
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Words are a means to reveal, not something to hide behind. One of the great mistakes of writing is to think of it as a way to impress people in order to escape or obscure our own personal shortcomings.

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How to Write a Movie Script

Writing a movie script can be a simple as opening up a blank document, pouring out ideas on a page and sifting through them later for the best one. Prepare a...
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Some tips from expert village on writing your first draft

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7 reasons visual storytelling is one of 2012's breakout trends

7 reasons visual storytelling is one of 2012's breakout trends | Storyteller | Scoop.it
Businesses of all sizes are relying more and more upon visualization of data and information to make concepts easier for people to digest and remember, but why is this trend surging in marketing and tech circles?
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The rise of visualizations

You’ve seen infographics on websites, embedded SlideShare presentations, illustrated videos, and more, that give consumers a way to consume data more concisely and in a more memorable way. 

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Aspiring Screenwriters: A Guide on How to Write a Screenplay and Get Your Script Produced

Aspiring Screenwriters: A Guide on How to Write a Screenplay and Get Your Script Produced | Storyteller | Scoop.it
The Tom Cruise team delivers a guide for hopeful screenwriters to making their screenplay a reality and getting their script into production.
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With so many people looking to have their voice heard in both the film and television industries, the competition to take a story from idea to script to production is a competitive one

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Reviewing Dean Orion's "Live To Write Another Day"

Reviewing Dean Orion's "Live To Write Another Day" | Storyteller | Scoop.it
In which Stuart reads Dean Orion's Live To Write Another Day and tells us what he thinks.
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A Review by Stuart Friedel on the book "Live to write another day: Survival guide for Screenwriters and Creative Storytellers" 

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The Secret to Effortless Writing

The Secret to Effortless Writing | Storyteller | Scoop.it
I wrote this post in 10 minutes. No joke.

These days, writing is the most effortless it has ever been for me. I can crank out a thousand words in less than half an hour without breaking a sweat....
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Let’s find something we love so much that it drives us to want to be the best in the world. And when we find we’re not, may we shrug with indifference, because we love doing it, anyway

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Have You Found Your Story Yet?

Have You Found Your Story Yet? | Storyteller | Scoop.it
I've been dealing with an existential crisis lately: What's my story?

Am I the writer who quit his job? The dad who learned to slow down? The guy who calls you to care about the world?

I once...
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I once heard the best way to “find your passion” is to look at what you’re doing now, to “let your life speak” as Parker Palmer put it.

So what’s your life saying?

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Do Writers Really Have to Learn All That (Yucky) Grammar?

Do Writers Really Have to Learn All That (Yucky) Grammar? | Storyteller | Scoop.it
Why do so many people feel that being a writer exempts them from having to take the time to learn proper grammar? Who started that lie anyway?
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Do writers really have to learn all that (yucky) grammar? In a word, yes. In two words: absolutely yes.

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The Dirty, Messy Part of a Writer's Life

The Dirty, Messy Part of a Writer's Life | Storyteller | Scoop.it
For me, this job of being a writer is not just about the writing. It’s about the difference-making.
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Before becoming a writer, I worked for a nonprofit where we all learned that the best work is the kind that costs you something. And I’m still learning that lesson today.

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Top 25 Ways to Write an Awesome Book

Top 25 Ways to Write an Awesome Book | Storyteller | Scoop.it
What if we could simplify the process of how to write an awesome book to just twenty-five ingredients?
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Tell me your opinion: What do you think is the top ingredient in figuring out how to write an awesome book?

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How to Find Clarity & Confidence as a Writer

How to Find Clarity & Confidence as a Writer | Storyteller | Scoop.it
You’re sitting there staring at your latest piece on the computer monitor and find yourself asking, “Is this any good?”

It’s gut wrenching to have to ask yourself a question like that, isn’t it?...
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Becoming a better and more confident writer is a process. It boils down to understanding who you are, setting realistic expectations, practicing, and committing to the craft

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How to Be an Educated Consumer of Infographics: David Byrne on the Art-Science of Visual Storytelling

How to Be an Educated Consumer of Infographics: David Byrne on the Art-Science of Visual Storytelling | Storyteller | Scoop.it
Cultivating the ability to experience the “geeky rapture” of metaphorical thinking and pattern recognition.

As an appreciator of the
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Byrne addresses the healthy skepticism many of us harbor towards the universal potency of infographics, reminding us that the medium is not the message — the message is the message

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How Film Music Shapes Narrative

How Film Music Shapes Narrative | Storyteller | Scoop.it
Associate Professor of Psychology at Kalamazoo College and author of Psychology of Music: From Sound to Significance, Siu-Lan Tan explains how music in film affects how we perceive characters and...
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Siu-Lan Tan is Associate Professor of Psychology at Kalamazoo College. She served as primary editor of The Psychology of Music in Multimediapublished by Oxford University Press 2013. She is also first author of a leading text entitled Psychology of Music: From Sound to Significance

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Why Listening Must Come Before Writing

Why Listening Must Come Before Writing | Storyteller | Scoop.it
I had it all figured out. I knew what I was going to write — a simple little eBook I would give away to people who subscribed to my blog. Somewhere between 5000 and and 800 words.

Not only that,...
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What’s one project you’re currently working on that could benefit from a little more listening?

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Be a Story Weaver NOT a Story Mechanic!

Too many writers fall into the trap of making Structure their Story God. There's no denying that structure is important, but paying too much attention to str...
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Melanie Anne Philips with her guidelines on the art of Narrative Architecture

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30 Storytelling Speeches

30 Storytelling Speeches | Storyteller | Scoop.it
storytelling speeches - These storytelling speeches gives profound insight into the value of narratives in the way humans interact in a number of industries. It is clear t...
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The digital revolution and social media has also completely changed the way people tell stories. Several of these storytelling speeches focus on the way stories can be told online

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Film as Healing: Holes

Film as Healing: Holes | Storyteller | Scoop.it
I receive several emails each month asking me to feature a film and/or its Kickstarter campaign on Just Effing Entertain Me.
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As an actor, I believe art is an amazing way to help people through difficult times, so I hope we can work together to help share this film and help people along the way

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How to Dig for Your Best Story Idea

How to Dig for Your Best Story Idea | Storyteller | Scoop.it
What if you were to dig a little deeper for your best story idea? What if instead of using the first thing that pops into your head, you use the fifth thing?
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But, what if I had dug a little deeper? What if instead of using the first thing that popped into my head, I used the fifth thing? 

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Are You Over-Thinking Your First Draft?

Are You Over-Thinking Your First Draft? | Storyteller | Scoop.it
We can start getting all obsessive-compulsive about creating a perfect first draft - and we end by totally psyching ourselves out.
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It took time to learn that the hard thing about writing is to let the story write itself, while one sits at the typewriter and does as little thinking as possible. It happened over and over again, and the beginner learned—when you start puzzling over an idea, and slowing down on the keys, the writing gets worse and worse.

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