The Story Structure Countdown Lots of people have come up with lots of ways to map, chart, categorize, name and formulate story patterns and structures. (also see my Comparative Narrative Story … Continue reading
Covering multiple comic styles and comedy formats (TV, standup, essay, etc.), how to get more laughs, lighten up, and create comedy on a structural level for TV, film or prose.
The Rewrite Desk Saturday, Sept. 17, 10:30am-1pm Reserve your space now for this IWOSC seminar Finishing a draft of a book or script is an awesome accomplishment – but we … Continue reading
Originally posted on Dr. Nancy Wayne:
You are a very busy person with a lot of responsibilities at work (not to mention what is going on at home). Everything seems…
IWOSC presents a panel discussion: “Behind the Screen: Writing for TV Today — and Tomorrow“ Monday, May 23, 2016 7:30 p.m. (to 9:15; networking follows the program) Veterans Memorial Building 4117 … Continue reading
If you are now, or ever have, or ever want to write comedy, listen to Mr. Brent Forrester. He got his start as a writer for the Ben Stiller Show … Continue reading
Tricks of the Trade: Writing Advice from the Experts – A panel for Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC)
Writing advice and tips from Brent Forrester (The Office, The Simpsons). Ellen Sandler (Everybody Loves Raymond), Robert Ramsey (Life, Intolerable Cruelty), moderated by Greg Miller
– How to write a book
– How to rewrite a script
– Overcome writer’s block
– Creative writing prompts & writing exercises
These categories can help you develop and dimensionalize characters – and to help shape storylines – in any kind of fiction. Of course, it made me proud that my favorite personal defense mechanism is Humor, which is considered a ‘Mature’ defense.