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Bibi van der Zee: "The team behind the hit cartoon on their boy with a magic watch, and drawing crazy-coloured alien life" ...
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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
How to take basic story structure and turn it into great screenwriting ....
The art and the discipline of screenwriting. A long read but worth it.
The art of screenwriting.
Mike Springer: "Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and write."
This one's for writers everywhere ...
I began this travel of storytelling with Hemingway never wrote a treatise on the art of writing fiction. He did, however, leave behind a great many passages in letters, articles and books with opinions and advice on writing. First rule: To get started, write one true sentence.
Toujours apprendre des plus grands ...
Saladin Ahmed: "What attracts people to fantasy? Is it the orcs and the elves, or the rich worlds they inhabit?"
How much detail is too much detail when building fantasy story worlds?
Chuck Wendig: "With NaNoWriMo about to storm surge the writer (and wannabe-writer) community, this seems a good time to both tickle your pink parts and jam my boot up your boothole in terms of getting your penmonkey asses motivated. So, here goes — 25 motivational thoughts for writers, starting in 3… 2… 1…"
Leila Johnston: "Transmedia can be a controversial word, but it was embraced by the Lab, which explored the value of ‘immersive entertainment’ – stories told across more than one medium, playing with the boundaries of the real world, and often requiring participation from the audience"
Richard Brody: "The fulsome orthodoxy of Pixar’s twenty-two storytelling rules goes far beyond a single company’s flavor spectrum to a crisis that is endemic to the modern cinema" ...
An interesting and rather unexpected take on Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling.
I thought it was a bit like, "Whatever Works" and then it seems to be almost science. Some of the rules are psychological exercises that don’t relate to composition but to a writer’s self-knowledge.Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/movies/2013/03/pixar-disney-cgi-processed-storytelling.html#ixzz2NaiOS3pr
Lucas J.W. Johnson: "An article today on NPR about fantasy world-building suggests that what was once for the most outcast of nerds is (along with general geekdom) gaining more widespread acceptance [...]"
Lucas Johnson provides a transmedia context to yesterday's scoop: At Home In Fantasy's Nerd-Built Worlds.
Very cool! Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey illustrated with Lego figures. (Starts fully at slide 6.)
"What's the story?" A good thinking starter for how "story" works in the world.
Could this 65 slide deck have saved me plowing through Joseph Campbell's Hero With A Thosand Faces? Not really, but its fun and flies by providing ADD insight into the basis of all stories.
Geoff Livingston: "Stories told across multi-platform media environments — or transmedia stories as they are commonly called on the edge — require more complex writing. A story unfolds across diverse media with readers/viewers opting in to each layer."