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Creativity 'a mental illness'

Creativity 'a mental illness' | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
Creativity is often part of a mental illness, with writers particularly susceptible, say experts.
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Story Structure Diagrams « Ingrid's Notes

Story Structure Diagrams « Ingrid's Notes | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
Yes, it's true, I've had story structure on the brain. I've also recently joined pinterest (of which I immediately became addicted). But there's a happy side effect of these two obsessions… this post!

 

Holy Cow! Here's a blog post with 10 different diagrams on story structure! I doubt you will ever need another story structure diagram after looking at these.

 

Some are similar. Some have their own unique twist. And then there's the 17 stages of Joseph Campbell's Monomyth to explore. Yikes -- that's a big one!

 

Of course, the simplest story structure is: problem -- resolution. Add to that a set-up/context in the beginning and a meaningful close at the end, and you are done.

 

Hah -- would that storytelling could be so simple! As every professional storyteller will tell you, a powerful story is all in the delivery. Still, if you don't follow the structures in these diagrams, you will simply end up with a plot-based description: "I went to the store. I bought some bread. I came home." No story there! I doubt you would pay money for that one.

 

Soooo -- check out these diagrams, use them to craft your stories, and you are half-way there. Then go work on your delivery :)

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Elizabeth Rogers's curator insight, April 2, 2015 2:53 PM

TAKE A LOOK AT ALL THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF STORY STRUCTURE DIAGRAMS. WHICH LOOKS MOST LIKE THE ONE WE HAVE DONE IN CLASS?

Nathan Schultz's curator insight, November 25, 2015 6:10 PM

A more humerous link, this article uses various funny graphics to explain the basics of plot, character arcs, four act structures, ect.  Interesting because it using a newer medium to better explain an old medium.

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Storyboard Generator

Storyboard Generator | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it

This is a great tool for developing storyboards based around scripts. Great for helping to visualise a text / script.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 27, 2012 8:47 AM

Share your creative work with the Generator community. Upload to the Video Gallery and Free Media Library.

Karen Faulkner's curator insight, March 25, 2013 6:26 AM

What a fantastic tool for uper primary students to bring to life scripts

StudentSupport@EdinburghCollege's curator insight, May 6, 2015 6:25 AM

Might be a useful tool in support of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), to create social stories to remind them of how to complete tasks with multiple steps. 

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Gertrude Stein on Understanding and Joy: Rare 1934 Radio Interview

Gertrude Stein on Understanding and Joy: Rare 1934 Radio Interview | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
Curating eclectic interestingness from culture's collective brain...

 

In this 90-second snippet of intellectual one-upmanship, Getrude Stein responds to an interviewer's questions about the meeaning of her work: "Being intelligible is not what it seems."

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a brief Tesla note

a brief Tesla note | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
This week is going to be a lost cause, I think.
  
Happily, Julie is here to rescue today’s post with an article about why we should appreciate Tesla! This was prompted by the current (haha) efforts to build a museum honoring Tesla in New York.
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The Strange Story Of The Man Behind 'Strange Fruit' : NPR

One of Billie Holiday's most iconic songs is "Strange Fruit," a haunting protest against the inhumanity of racism. Many people know that the man who wrote the song was inspired by a photograph of a lynching.
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Fairy Tales - Joycastro.com

Fairy Tales - Joycastro.com | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
When I teach ENGL 215, Intro to Women's Literature, I begin with fairy tales. Not because women's literature is childish--not in the least. Rather, because scholars believe that fairy tales and folktales, though their authors ...
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Visual Notes on The Infamous Robert McKee: STORY Seminar in London

Visual Notes on The Infamous Robert McKee: STORY Seminar in London | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it

Sunni Brown: "As I grow in my visual thinking work, it’s become abundantly clear that the story is 100 times more powerful than the visuals that support it" ...


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12 of the Most Beautiful Literary Magazines Online - Flavorwire

12 of the Most Beautiful Literary Magazines Online - Flavorwire | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
Flavorwire: Cultural news and critique from Flavorpill (RT @arkarthick: 12 of the Most Beautiful Literary Magazines Online http://t.co/0nGM71yx | #writing #literature RT @mjdub...)...
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Stan Schmidt Retires from Analog

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Dell Magazines announced the retirement today of Stanley Schmidt, editor of Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Schmidt will be succeeded by Trevor Quachri, who has been the managing editor of both Asimov’s and Analog for the past two years. Schmidt said,

 

“I have now been editor of Analog for 34 years, tying or (depending on how you count) slightly exceeding the previous longest-tenure record of John W. Campbell. I still enjoy it thoroughly, but am leaving to pursue a wide range of other interests. Two of the most important of these are doing more of my own writing, and reading Analog purely for the enjoyment of it, which I expect to remain at a high level under Trevor Quachri’s direction.”

 

During his more than three decades as editor, Schmidt debuted such science fiction luminaries as Michael F. Flynn, Jerry Oltion, Timothy Zahn, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Harry Turtledove, and Geoffrey A. Landis. He will continue to be available to Quachri as a science advisor.


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8/30-9/3: CopperCon 32 convention in Avondale - AZ Central.com

8/30-9/3: CopperCon 32 convention in Avondale - AZ Central.com | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
8/30-9/3: CopperCon 32 convention in AvondaleAZ Central.com"It's a science-fiction convention that celebrates authors," said Bob LaPierre, chairman of CopperCon 32. "They give talks about their books or field of study.
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Student 'Subversives' And The FBI's 'Dirty Tricks' : NPR

Journalist Seth Rosenfeld spent three decades pursuing government documents about the FBI's undercover operation in Berkeley, Calif., during the student protest movements in the '60s.
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Scoop.it Tips For Authors

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"One day I realized I was spending more time thinking about my blog posts than about my WIP (work in progress)." writes author Sara Rosett. But as she shut down her blogs, she still felt she "wanted something a little more interactive, but without the huge time commitment of daily blogging."

 

Sara goes on explaining how Scoop.it turned out to be the perfect solution for this and also highlights interesting tips on how to make the most of Scoop.it.

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, April 21, 2013 7:24 PM

Nice tips for using scoop it as an author --- kind of like a mini-blogging platform. 

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Returning Favors With Neighborly Advice | Booming on NYT

Returning Favors With Neighborly Advice | Booming on NYT | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
A writer isn’t too handy with a chain saw but can help the neighbors’ kids formulate their college essays by urging them to let the internal out.
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5 Tips For Scientists On How To Not Write Like Scientists - Popular Science

5 Tips For Scientists On How To Not Write Like Scientists - Popular Science | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
Popular Science5 Tips For Scientists On How To Not Write Like ScientistsPopular ScienceStanford University epidemiologist Kristin Sainani is on a mission to improve matters, turning scientists into people who can communicate their research in...
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Get Paid What You’re Worth: 37 Negotiation Tactics for Every Freelance Writer | Copyblogger

Get Paid What You’re Worth: 37 Negotiation Tactics for Every Freelance Writer | Copyblogger | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
A freelance copywriter has to negotiate -- making a living depends on it . But it doesn't have to be hard.
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12 reasons to ignore the naysayers: Do NaNoWriMo

12 reasons to ignore the naysayers: Do NaNoWriMo | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
If you want to write a novel in 30 days, don't let anyone stop you. Not even Salon's Laura Miller. Miller, who I usually find thoughtful and sweet, has written an anti-NaNoWriMo column -- "Better yet, DON'T write that novel"...

 

I've never participated in NaNoWriMo, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate its usefullness for those who do. NaNoWriMo is a way for writers who are having trouble completing their novel-length writing projects to break down some of the barriers keeping them from doing what they most want to do, write, and to jump into the writing pool without even checking the temperature of the water. (Yes, I know I mixed a few metaphors. Work with me, here.) This editorial is nearly two years old, but with November coming in just six short weeks, it's timely once more. So, start planning your magnum opus and get to work.

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Why have authors written the IT revolution out of the story? - The Guardian (blog)

Why have authors written the IT revolution out of the story? - The Guardian (blog) | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)Why have authors written the IT revolution out of the story?The Guardian (blog)This blog, and thousands like it, is part of the IT revolution that's changing the world of books beyond recognition.
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A life in cats, real and fictional | The Conscious Cat

A life in cats, real and fictional | The Conscious Cat | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
Meet the real and fictional cats of mystery writer Lucy Burdette.

 

A blog about cats and cat products is not your usual venue for discovering writers, but mystery writer Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib) makes good use of the opportunity to reach new readers.

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Madness and creativity: do we need to be crazy?

http://talentdevelop.com/3423/ - The mythology of the mad artist continues in various forms, supported to some extent by research. For example, there are studies indicating writers are more susceptible to depression. Cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., says, "I do believe that If the mental processes associated with psychosis were evaporated entirely from this world, art would suck. But so would a lot of other things that require imagination."


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The life and death of Vincent van Gogh

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New revelations about Vincent van Gogh's death suggest that the troubled Dutch painter may not have killed himself after all...
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Wizards and the CDC: Collaborative [Transmedia] Storytelling Towards Change

Wizards and the CDC: Collaborative [Transmedia] Storytelling Towards Change | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it

Nedra Kline Weinreich: "As I've been involved in several transmedia projects - both on the inside and as a participant from the outside - I've been struck by how emotionally invested people can get in the story and with the characters" ...

 

This is a wonderful post offering specific, easy-to-implement ideas for interacting with your audience in ways that encourage participation in collaborative projects with the potential for positive change in the world. Highly recommeded.


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House of Ladies Intrepid, In Danger & Into Good Books | Sarah Rees Brennan

Great blog post by author Sarah Rees Brennan in which she discusses being trapped in a French manor, eating ice cream, gothic novels, and quotations by naysayers and propoents alike about women who write.

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Medieval Archery for Writers

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You Are Here: Home » Miscellaneous » Medieval Archery for Fantasy Writers. Subscribe. Fantasy Writing Subscription Options. Advertise with us. Fantasy Writing. Select Category, Announcements, Character Development, Craft & Technique ...
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Mars and the Mind of Man: Carl Sagan, Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke in Conversation, 1971

Mars and the Mind of Man: Carl Sagan, Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke in Conversation, 1971 | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it

“It’s part of the nature of man to start with romance and build to a reality.”


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