Story Sense for Writers

This short book presents the basic ideas of how stories are structured, and how that structure helps the stories we tell work better and be more meaningful: truths that have emerged from the many stories we humans have told one another ...

Author: Murray Ewing

Publisher: Bookship

ISBN: 9781999626952

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Everyone has a natural "story sense", honed by the thousands of stories we're exposed to growing up, from fairy tales, TV shows, movies, novels, comic strips, family anecdotes and playground jokes, to the founding myths of our many cultures. And just as musicians combine their natural, in-born sense of timing, pitch, melody and harmony with a learned knowledge of music theory to further their art, writers can combine this natural "story sense" with a little learned knowledge to further theirs. In this way, what was just an intuitive guide becomes a reliable tool in the hand, to pick up and use when you need it, or lay aside when you don't. This short book presents the basic ideas of how stories are structured, and how that structure helps the stories we tell work better and be more meaningful: truths that have emerged from the many stories we humans have told one another throughout the ages. It presents a good, solid story-building framework to stick to when you need it, or ignore when things are going great. Learning about story structure can only deepen your appreciation of the stories you read and watch, and make the stories you create work all the better!

Story Sense A Screenwriter s Guide for Film and Television

This is the first true textbook for a course in screenwriting.

Author: Paul Lucey

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 0070389969

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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This is the first true textbook for a course in screenwriting. Story Sense provides specific strategies for writing story, character, and script. A wealth of techniques are suggested so that screenwriters can select those that work best for them. The book has been conceived as a working manual for screenwriters and offers hands-on advice for solving the many problems that crop up as the work progresses. In addition, the book includes examples of script format, a glossary of film terms, the Writer's Guild's compensation terms, and such insider examples as a sample studio script evaluation form, a sample script analysis, a sample studio reader's questionnaire, and a sample re-write.

A Sense of Story

This book is an introduction to the work of nineteen leading English-language writers for children.

Author: John Rowe Townsend

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UOM:39015002273715

Category: Authors, American

Page: 215

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This book is an introduction to the work of nineteen leading English-language writers for children. It mixes American, British and Australian writers; it includes brief biographical details and notes by the authors on themselves and their books.

Making Sense Shaping Meaning

This book is for elementary and secondary teachers who are interested in the power that the act of writing offers to writers to bring what they "know" into a sharper focus and thereby extend their perception and understanding beyond that ...

Author: Pat D'Arcy

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: UOM:39015018981467

Category: Education

Page: 163

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This book is for elementary and secondary teachers who are interested in the power that the act of writing offers to writers to bring what they "know" into a sharper focus and thereby extend their perception and understanding beyond that current knowing. Since working with James Britton and Nancy Martin on the UK Schools Council Writing Across the Curriculum Project in the late 60s and early 70s, she has been a proponent of writing as a learning process that can help students of all ages reach for and grasp further understanding-in the exploration of personal experience, a literary text, an investigation in science, or a problem-solving challenge in mathematics. She is interested in how all students, whatever their apparent capabilities, can be encouraged to shape meaning into a finished "product"-a story, poem, or nonfiction piece-they can justifiably be proud of. Making Sense, Shaping Meaningis for teachers who share these concerns, especially those who believe in the capacities that any learner has to "make sense" if given the confidence-and the strategies-to go ahead and do it. The book spells out a basic philosophy and shows it in practice through numerous examples of successful attempts at making sense and shaping meaning throughout the grades.

The Writer s Handbook

A writer can learn a lot from watching a good storyteller in action . ... As writer , he
proposes a story idea ; as audience , he enters a prompt objection : " I ' ve heard
that before ! ... what limited but important sense we are our own best readers .

Author: Udia G. Olsen

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ISBN: UOM:39015024324876

Category: Authorship

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"Manuscript market section", ed. by U. G. Olsen, 1941-44; by E. P. Werby, 1945-

Research Within Reach

As a result , children who have strong story concepts are better able to retell ,
discuss , and create both oral and written stories . The sense of audience that is
acquired as students read a variety of forms of writing ( stories , reports , essays ,
and ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435002199941

Category: Communication

Page: 180

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Global Scriptwriting

"Global Scriptwriting is a theory/practice book, in which ideas about screenwriting technique mix with ideas about the experience of film.

Author: Ken Dancyger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240804287

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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"Global Scriptwriting is a theory/practice book, in which ideas about screenwriting technique mix with ideas about the experience of film. It focuses first on the basics of scriptwriting, then applies the prism of different models to script - the Hollywood model, the independent model, the national model, and various alternative models. Finally, it culminates in a study of scriptwriting today and illustrates how particular innovations have helped national screen stories to international success.".

The Guide to Writers Conferences

Contact : Carolyn Hodges , Writers in the Rockies , 1980 Glenwood Drive ,
Boulder , CO 80304 ; ( 303 ) 443 - 4636 . CONNECTICUT GARY PROVOST ' S
WRITERS RETREAT WORKSHOP ( WRW ) AND STORY SENSE & DRAMATIC ...

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ISBN: IND:30000026422042

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A strange story and The haunted and the haunters by the author of Rienzi

... lead to discoveries of infinite value — hints, I say, in two writers of widely
opposite genius — Van Helmont and Bacon. ... is invested with the power of
creating for itself ideas independent of the senses, each idea clothed in a form
fabricated ...

Author: Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600057733

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2005 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

sense of place — his native Pennsylvania — plays an important part in shaping
some of his CO O work: "Pittsburgh and the surrounding area — there's no
question those voices and places TJ drive the coming-of-age stories." But place ...

Author: Anne Bowling

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582972745

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 650

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Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing

Techniques of the Selling Writer

The correct and imaginative use of these kills can shorten any beginner's apprenticeship by years. This is the book for writers who want to turn rejection slips into cashable checks.

Author: Dwight V. Swain

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806186672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Techniques of the Selling Writer provides solid instruction for people who want to write and sell fiction, not just to talk and study about it. It gives the background, insights, and specific procedures needed by all beginning writers. Here one can learn how to group words into copy that moves, movement into scenes, and scenes into stories; how to develop characters, how to revise and polish, and finally, how to sell the product. No one can teach talent, but the practical skills of the professional writer's craft can certainly be taught. The correct and imaginative use of these kills can shorten any beginner's apprenticeship by years. This is the book for writers who want to turn rejection slips into cashable checks.

The Eclectic Review

For effect he depends , not on any tricks of language , but on the really touching
nature of his stories . This age , all agog for sensation , will hardly appreciate him
as he deserves ; but he will outlive generations of sensation writers , for he writes
 ...

Author: Samuel Greatheed

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059172131374337

Category: English literature

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Writing Fiction for Children

While conceding that only the author can provide the spark of a story to tell, Morris offers invaluable guidance on the daily work of crafting, shaping, refining, revising, and publishing a children's novel.

Author: Judy K. Morris

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252026861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 169

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Whether you're nurturing your first idea for a children's book or have a published book or two under your belt, Judy K. Morris will delight you, guide and inspire you, challenge and encourage you, and improve your chances of reaching the ultimate goal of every children's book author: your reader inside your story and your story inside your reader. A published author of both fiction and nonfiction for children, Morris draws on extensive experience teaching children how to write and teaching adults how to write for children. Here she combines concrete methods and step-by-step techniques with succinct rules of thumb: work at making your novel whole from the start; never underestimate the power of the plain truth; personality quirks are no substitute for character; doing a good job of writing usually means doing a good job of rewriting. Using judiciously chosen examples from successful children's literature, Writing Fiction for Children covers the building blocks of plot, characters, and setting and addresses common problems such as awkward plotting, oversimplifying, and taking a preachy or self-conscious tone. Pragmatic exercises stimulate writers to scour their experiences, sharpen their powers of observation, and capture the details, voice, and narrative energy that can bring stories vividly to life and keep readers submerged in make-believe. Loaded with practical advice and helpful exercises, Writing Fiction for Children is especially useful for anyone who aspires to write for children in the "middle ages" of eight to twelve. Children's books should be hopeful, thrilling, funny, interesting, touching, and a pleasure to read, Morris says. Above all, they must have something at stake that matters. While conceding that only the author can provide the spark of a story to tell, Morris offers invaluable guidance on the daily work of crafting, shaping, refining, revising, and publishing a children's novel.

Bulletin

In the first half of the first semester , the lectures develop the importance of news
sense and news style in writing , make ... the writing of the news story , describe
the different types of news stories and how they are written , emphasize human ...

Author: United States. Office of Education

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924106167426

Category: Education

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Bulletin

In the first half of the first semester , the lectures develop the importance of news
sense and news style in writing , make ... the writing of the news story , describe
the different types of news stories and how they are written , emphasize human ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435056775901

Category: Education

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Methodist Magazine and Review

... men . ary sense , which characterize her An interesting fcature of Mrs.
Burwritings for older readers . This is nett's stories , both for young and the chief
secret of Mrs. Burnett's suc- old , lies in the fact that so many of cess as a writer for
children ...

Author: William Henry Withrow

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:097855080

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Creative Power

It is not just fiction writers who need a sense of story ; writers of expository text
need it as well . It is a sense of story that lays the foundation for reading and
writing . Exposure to literature develops a sense of story . In a literate culture such
as ...

Author: Ronald L. Cramer

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X004478376

Category: Education

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This accessible book examines the nature of children's writing, and helps teachers discover how to best nurture in children's creative potential. A thorough explanation of the practices and strategies needed to understand young writers and their writing, the book provides a wealth of information and ideas about the language, interests, and creative capabilities of today's children. Strong pedagogy offers explicit, practical examples with direct application to instruction. Each chapter begins with a brief vignette that captures the drama and excitement of becoming a writer. Boxed features summarize the best approaches to putting instructional concepts and strategies into practice. For Elementary English Teachers.

Trifles of Thought and Opinion on Writing

are SHORT STORY SENSE Writers who have delved into text - books on short
story writing will remember how these books set forth that the short story - which
the text - book inditers would have us spell with a hyphen - has certain qualities ,
or ...

Author: William Reno Kane

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059171101836231

Category: Authorship

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