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Character, Action and Theme – from Jennine Ianouette
A great way to think about what kind of story you’re telling – or different dimensions in your story – from Jennine Ianouette: https://www.screentakes.com/finding-new-screenplay-structures/
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How Many Ways Can You Say Boo? 16 Horror Themes (from Iconic Pictures) + 1 or 2 More (from me)
At the outset of a project – and when you’re planning a rewrite – I think it’s good to ask yourself what the the project is about. What’s it really … Continue reading
TV Drama Breakdown: Schematic Narrative Composition of CSI and House by Sebastian Armbrust
Actually, the full title is… “Schematic Narrative Composition of CSI and House from Analyzing Storytelling Strategies in Serial Television Drama: Hybrid Structure and Functional Polyvalence in House M.D.” by Sebastian … Continue reading
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6 Formulas for Formula Fiction (by Jim Denney via Michael Moorcock)
1. Length formula: 60,000 words, divided into four sections of 15,000 words, six chapters in each section, no chapter longer than 2,500 words. Each chapter is required to contain elements … Continue reading
The Top 10 “Common Elements” in Best-Seller Novels (via J.T. Velikovsky)
Stieg Larsson, Stephanie Meyer, J K Rowling, James Patterson and Dan Brown… What `Top 10 Things’ do their best-selling fiction novels all have in common? 1) ALL ARE IN THE SAME GENRE… All … Continue reading
A Galaxy of Franchises: The New Yorker Interactive Infographic of Movie Franchise Profitability
Hollywood is enamored with the franchise. A profitable one can sustain sequels across multiple decades that are worth billions of dollars in ticket sales alone. But, as the box-office ups … Continue reading
Self-Published Success Story: Trolls and Lots of Them!
Amanda Hocking started writing, and self-publishing, fantasy fiction as a teenager in Minnesota. After she proved her own market, traditional publisher St. Martin’s gave her a $2 million deal. She … Continue reading