Developing Story Ideas

Author: Michael Rabiger

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780240807362

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

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The vast majority of screenplay and writing books focus on story development and have little to say about the initial concept that generated the piece. Developing Story Ideas offers students and other young artists a spectrum of resources and a structure of writing practice so that anyone can quickly and reliably generate a wide variety of stories in a broad range of forms. It first shows you how to observe situations, acts, and themes-and use these observations as the basis for storytelling. Exercises and projects help you draw an artistic self-profile to summarize what you most need to investigate in your creative work. Micahel Rabiger, a renowned teacher, author, educator, and mentor, proves we all have the inner resources and life experiences to be creative. He guides aspiring writers step by step to come up with quality story ideas in a broad range of forms: a screenplay, short story, documentary, or play. * Feeling stuck? Learn to quickly and reliably generate creative ideas for stories, scripts, and more * Exercises and projects help you quickly develop a wealth of material * Step-by step approach suitable for beginners.

Developing Story Ideas 3rd Edition

This new edition has been updated with chapters on adaptation, improvisation, and cast collaboration's roles in story construction, as well as a companion website featuring further projects, class assignments, instructor resources, and more ...

Author: Michael Rabiger


ISBN: OCLC:1192537830


Page: 218

View: 965


The vast majority of screenplay and writing books that focus on story development have little to say about the initial concept that inspired the piece. Developing Story Ideas: The Power and Purpose of Storytelling, Third Edition provides writers with ideational tools and resources to generate a wide variety of stories in a broad range of forms. Celebrated filmmaker and author Michael Rabiger demonstrates how to observe situations and themes in the writer's own life experience, and use these as the basis for original storytelling. This new edition has been updated with chapters on adaptation, improvisation, and cast collaboration's roles in story construction, as well as a companion website featuring further projects, class assignments, instructor resources, and more. Gain the practical tools and resources you need to spark your creativity and generate a wide variety of stories in a broad range of forms, including screenplays, documentaries, novels, short stories, and plays Through hands-on, step-by-step exercises and group and individual assignments, learn to use situations and themes from your own life experience, dreams, myth, and the news as the basis for character-driven storytelling; harness methods of screenplay format, dialogue, plot structure, and character development that will allow your stories to reach their fullest potential.

The Writer s Idea Thesaurus

"Need an idea for a short story or novel? Look no further than The Writer's Idea Thesaurus. It's far more than a collection of simple writing prompts.

Author: Fred White

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1599638223

Category: Reference

Page: 311

View: 590


"Need an idea for a short story or novel? Look no further than The Writer's Idea Thesaurus. It's far more than a collection of simple writing prompts. You'll find a vast treasury of story ideas inside, organized by subject, theme, and situation categories, and listed alphabetically for easy reference, "

Journalist 1 C

picture story can be separated into six clearly defined stages : 1 . Developing the
idea ; 2 . Planning ; 3 . Shooting ; 4 . Producing ; 5 . Releasing ; and 6 . Following
up . DEVELOPING THE IDEA An ancient Chinese sage once said , “ One ...

Author: United States. Naval School, Journalists, Class A and B, Great Lakes, Ill


ISBN: UCAL:B4256979

Category: Journalism

Page: 224

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Still Photographic Specialist AFSC 23152

You must develop , research , plan , and write about what is Such a script defines
the scope of the shooting and provides ... Explain the purpose of developing a
story idea . pertinent information as to names , places , times , and contacts are ...

Author: Clifford Nation


ISBN: MINN:30000010492431

Category: Photography


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nie with com developis poor The Developing The Idea vital to proper preparation
of the material . Knowing the facts behind what you see will make Every picture
story starts with an idea . This it possible for you to put emphasis in the right idea

Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel


ISBN: UCAL:B4256980

Category: Journalism

Page: 399

View: 448


Communicating Through Story Characters

Audience drama workshops to develop and test potential storylines are another
important research tool.8 Participants ... of a compatible story development team
where every member's ideas are heard and discussed and each is treated as an

Author: Pamela Brooke

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0819199257

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 286


From Aesop's fables to Christ's parables to the Grimm Brother's fairytales, storytelling has been a valuable teaching tool throughout history. In this book, Pamela Brooke shows how storytelling can effectively be used to affect change and educate individuals, particularly in developing countries, through various radio formats, including short spots, plays, soap operas, and novellas. Using real-life examples such as the use of radio drama in malaria prevention in Africa, she discusses the ins and outs of developing educational radio programs, including offering advice on where to look for talented actors, what you should consider in using sound effects, and how to organize the recording session. Regardless of the message, whether it is to affect change in personal behavior or a call for social reform, telling a story with vivid characters and a mesmerizing plot is the most effective way to penetrate the audience's consciousness. Contents: When the Facts are Not Enough; How We Learn From Stories; How to Choose a Radio Format and Dramatic Style; How to Create a Radio Drama Storyline; How to Write a Radio Drama Script; How to Bring a Script to Life in the Studio; References; Index.

MacWeek Guide to Desktop Video

IdeaFisher IdeaFisher from Fisher Idea Systems is a unique program that takes a
different approach to idea development . Where StoryLine is specifically
designed to help you build a chart of your concept , IdeaFisher is essentially a
huge ...

Author: Erik Holsinger

Publisher: Ziff Davis Press

ISBN: 1562761277

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 303

View: 749


Discusses the costs and capabilities of desktop video products, integrating desktop video tools with traditional video equipment, and using video graphics and special effects

Guide to Writing Magazine Nonfiction

By now , some ideas in your Story Idea file should seem incomplete or otherwise
problematic . That ' s normal . Some ideas just don ' t pan out . Feel free to
eliminate ideas , but do keep developing at least six . For each one , locate
material ...

Author: Michael J. Bugeja

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015040036421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 936


Writing magazine nonfiction is made easy with this step-by-step approach. When writing is vague, confusing, or poorly executed, there is always a reason and solution. This book provides practical advice on writing and rewriting manuscripts for publication. It discusses the often-confusing freelance process in great detail--from standard manuscript format to cover and query letters. This book also includes an invaluable anthology of readings that contains the work of world-class writers who once struggled much like the novice writers. This book is ideal for anyone who wants to get published in magazines or even for anyone who is already published and needs a handy reference for their library.

Greenlit Developing Factual TV Ideas from Concept to Pitch

to source your facts and stats to make your idea feel relevant and timely; also,
having good relationships with ... Story. Idea. Program development is about
finding stories in subjects. Every factual program needs a story that unfolds or
tells the ...

Author: Nicola Lees

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408123331

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 138


"Blows the lid on so many TV secrets" Tom Archer, Controller Factual, BBC "If every first-time producer read this before pitching a program, I guarantee a greater success rate" Gary Lico, President/CEO, CABLEready, USA In recent years there has been an explosion of broadcast and cable channels with a desperate need for original factual/reality programming to fill their schedules: -documentaries, observational series, makeover formats, reality competitions. Yet television executives receive a daily avalanche of inappropriate pitches from pushy, badly prepared producers. Only 1 in 100 proposals are considered worth a second look, and most commissioners never read past the first paragraph. Greenlit explains how to develop, research, pitch and sell your idea for any type of factual or reality television show. It gives the inside track on: * What channel executives are really looking for in a pitch, * The life stories of hit factual shows such as The Apprentice, Deadliest Catch and Strictly Come Dancing * Advice from channel commissioners, development producers and on-screen talent on both sides of the Atlantic. * Eleven steps that will increase your chance of winning a commission In a rapidly expanding TV market, Greenlit is packed with resource lists, sample proposals, case studies and exercises designed to boost your skills and develop commission-winning proposals.

Commercial Local Television News and Public Journalism

The new executive producer appeared to be making some attempt to include
enterprise story ideas in the morning meetings that I ... WISC also used its
meetings with different community leaders as a process for developing story
ideas .

Author: David D. Kurpius


ISBN: WISC:89063816680


Page: 474

View: 826


101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens

CHAPTER 15 Where Do I Get the Ideas for Healing Stories ? In this chapter my
aim is to explain the processes I use to develop story ideas in therapy .
Participants in metaphor workshops often ask , “ Where do you get your
imagination for ...

Author: George W. Burns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: UOM:39015060365098

Category: Psychology

Page: 307

View: 551


This companion to 101 Healing Stories: Using Metaphors in Therapy guides the reader through the therapeutic process of storytelling with children and teens. Author George Burns provides advice and guidelines to presenting oral, visual, and play-based metaphors in therapy and offers techniques for working with child-generated metaphors as well as demonstrating how to create your own healing stories for children and adolescents.

Media and Development

A Massachusett based news feature service , South North News Service ,
requests its correspondents in developing countries to send story ideas , not
stories , and going through the synopsis , the agency commissions the stories ,
often ...

Author: M. R. Dua


ISBN: UOM:39015033950919

Category: Communication

Page: 176

View: 869


Papers presented at the Regional Seminar on "Media and Development" held in March 1993, at Hisar.

The Attorney s Complete Guide to Practice Development

... issue only ) Content development , story ideas Story drafts Initial layout Final
design and final text drafts Photography , illustrations Mechanical artwork
preparation Final approvals Printing 21101 II 1121 2 JII1 * 1 * * * * 1211 2 - 4 1 - 2
1 - 2 1 ...

Author: Roger F. Smith


ISBN: PSU:000018685282

Category: Law

Page: 363

View: 767


This work offers an overview of marketing strategies for the legal field. Written for every level of interest, all the marketing approaches are carefully evaluated to help users decide which approach is best for them.

News Reporting and Writing

We mentioned stories we will discuss later : the harassment of black motorists ,
single - parent families , the commercialization of collegiate sports . Developing
Story Ideas The second type of story may seem beyond your grasp at this time .

Author: Melvin Mencher

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: PSU:000031529594

Category: Journalism

Page: 711

View: 889


This edition continues to illustrate the principles of news reporting and writing with telling examples from print and broadcast journalism. Students are shown journalistic principles and concepts so that they may write accurate, precise and captivating news stories. Increasingly important news topics such as religion, education, domestic violence, juvenile crime and campus crime are included in this edition.

Puppetry and the Art of Story Creation

The Middle Hatching and developing the plot are perhaps the most challenging
aspects of story creation . In developing the plot , alternate ideas must be
explored . Try different solutions ! Do not be satisfied with the first idea that comes
to ...

Author: Nancy Renfro

Publisher: Tools for Schools

ISBN: UOM:39015028737453

Category: Puppet plays

Page: 166

View: 851


Guidance given for conceptualizing and developing stories for puppets and constructing hand and body puppets from food boxes, egg cartons, scrap fabric and other common resources

Media Review Digest

... and her junior - high students discuss sources of story ideas , and ways to
generate them . They include using one's own experience and getting ideas from
newpaper headlines . Three exercises for developing story ideas are assigned .

Author: C. Edward Wall


ISBN: STANFORD:36105024580198

Category: Audio-visual materials


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Developing Story Ideas * • Have the students prepare unusual plot or situation ,
character , problem , and setting ideas . Write them on slips of paper and place
them in boxes marked Plot or Situation , Character , Problem , Setting . Have the

Author: Norma J. Livo

Publisher: Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: UOM:39015010722752

Category: Education

Page: 462

View: 791


Examines the nature of storytelling, explains how to prepare, develop, and deliver a story, and discusses audiences, resources, and special programs

Animation Writing and Development

Whether you're writing a premise or treatment for your own work or trying to sell a
premise to the story editor of a television cartoon in production, the process of
developing a story idea is roughly the same. You think of a good idea and write it

Author: Jean Ann Wright

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136144059

Category: Art

Page: 360

View: 694


The art. The craft. The business. Animation Writing and Development takes students and animation professionals alike through the process of creating original characters, developing a television series, feature, or multimedia project, and writing professional premises, outlines and scripts. It covers the process of developing presentation bibles and pitching original projects as well as ideas for episodes of shows already on the air. Animation Writing and Development includes chapters on animation history, on child development (writing for kids), and on storyboarding. It gives advice on marketing and finding work in the industry. It provides exercises for students as well as checklists for professionals polishing their craft. This is a guide to becoming a good writer as well as a successful one.

Successful Scripts for Theatre Television Film

Two crucial points about personal experience : It ' s a good idea for the writer to
stick to what he knows about , at least in the beginning of ... For the most part ,
developing story ideas from one ' s own experience can be very pleasurable
work .



ISBN: UOM:39015061869916

Category: English language

Page: 181

View: 130