Story Structure Architect

A lighthearted, illustrated guide takes readers through each step of the structuring process from identifying characters, to building conflict, to incorporating plotlines, in a resource that provides thousands of possible story combinations ...

Author: Victoria Schmidt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582973258

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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A lighthearted, illustrated guide takes readers through each step of the structuring process from identifying characters, to building conflict, to incorporating plotlines, in a resource that provides thousands of possible story combinations and a range of dramatic templates. Original.

The 1 3 5 Story Structure Made Simple System

Story structure doesn't tell you what to create. It just tells you the way in which your audience expects to receive your brilliant creativity.

Author: Donna Michelle Anderson

Publisher: Movie in a Box Books

ISBN: 9780978715007

Category: Motion picture authorship

Page: 82

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Hundreds of books claim they can teach you how to write the perfect script. Listen up: your script doesnt need to be perfect to sell! It does need to include nine standard story elements. Producer, writer and story analyst Donna Michelle Anderson, best known in the industry as DMA, has been hammering this point home for more than a decade at UCLA Extension Writers Program, film fests, production companies and more, and as the founder and screenwriting instructor of the Movie in a Box one-day filmmaking seminars.With this concise guide, DMA brings you the simplest steps to unifying a theme, character arc and spine, then streamlining those elements into a sellable script. She calls it The 1-3-5 System. Youre going to call it a miracle.

Dramatic Story Structure

The three-act structure is the over- arching frame of any story. Many scholars have analyzed this structure, both qualitatively and quantitatively.

Author: Edward J. Fink

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135081225

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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A successful screenplay starts with an understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic story structure. In this practical introduction, Edward J. Fink condenses centuries of writing about dramatic theory into ten concise and readable chapters, providing the tools for building an engaging narrative and turning it into an agent-ready script. Fink devotes chapters to expanding on the six basic elements of drama from Aristotle’s Poetics (plot, character, theme, dialogue, sound, and spectacle), the theory and structure of comedy, as well as the concepts of unity, metaphor, style, universality, and catharsis. Key terms and discussion questions encourage readers to think through the components of compelling stories and put them into practice, and script formatting guidelines ensure your finished product looks polished and professional. Dramatic Story Structure is an essential resource not only for aspiring screenwriters, but also for experienced practitioners in need of a refresher on the building blocks of storytelling.

Story Structure Architect

One has to view the story outside of traditional narrative form. ... A story written without Traditional Structure and Dramatic Throughline is not a story ...

Author: Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582976990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Build a Timeless, Original Story Using Hundreds of Classic Story Motifs! It's been said that there are no new ideas; but there are proven ideas that have worked again and again for all writers for hundreds of years. Story Structure Architect is your comprehensive reference to the classic recurring story structures used by every great author throughout the ages. You'll find master models for characters, plots, and complication motifs, along with guidelines for combining them to create unique short stories, novels, scripts, or plays. You'll also learn how to: • Build compelling stories that don't get bogged down in the middle • Select character journeys and create conflicts • Devise subplots and plan dramatic situations • Develop the supporting characters you need to make your story work Especially featured are the standard dramatic situations inspire by Georges Polti's well-known 19th century work, The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations. But author Victoria Schmidt puts a 21st-century spin on these timeless classics and offers fifty-five situations to inspire your creativity and allow you even more writing freedom. Story Structure Architect will give you the mold and then help you break it. This browsable and interactive book offers everything you need to craft a complete, original, and satisfying story sure to keep readers hooked!

Story Structure and Development

Although the beginning, middle, and end structure is the standard today, there can be more, or less, than just 3 acts in a story. The number of acts varies.

Author: Craig Caldwell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351651363

Category: Computers

Page: 212

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Professor Craig Caldwell’s Story Structure and Development offers a clear approach to the essentials of story. It lays out the fundamental elements, principles, and structure for animators, designers, and artists so they can incorporate these concepts in their work. As a practical guide it includes extensive insights and advice from industry professionals. Readers will learn the universal patterns of story and narrative used in today’s movies, animation, games, and VR. With over 200 colorful images, this book has been designed for visual learners, and is organized to provide access to story concepts for the screen media professional and student. Readers will discover the story fundamentals referred to by every director and producer when they say "It’s all about story".

Writers Guide to Story Structure and Beyond

Story. Structure: The. Basics. and. Why. It's. Important. “Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands ...

Author: Mary Frame

Publisher: Mary Frame

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 100

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Are you a fiction writer? Do you ever find yourself slogging through your novel wondering, what am I doing? Why am I doing this? What day is it, anyway? And where the heck is the vodka?! Well, never fear, dear writer. I am here for you. Within these pages you will discover the highlights of story structure from beginning, middle to end. This book also includes information on writing effective dialogue, crafting scenes that do double duty, creating dimensional characters and much more, delivered in a humorous and (hopefully) entertaining way.

Super Simple Story Structure

... Happier Life; Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide to Plotting & Writing Your Novel, and Creating Compelling Characters From The Inside Out.

Author: L. M. Lilly

Publisher: Spiny Woman LLC

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 80

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Struggling to start your novel or screenplay? Stuck in the middle? Finished a first draft, but it doesn’t really grab you? Super Simple Story Structure is a short, easy-to-read guide that lets you speed through your first draft, minimize major rewrites, and keep readers turning the pages. The book includes specific questions and prompts to expand and focus your story idea. Using those exercises, plus examples from plots as diverse as The Terminator, The Awakening, and Gone With The Wind, bestselling author Lisa M. Lilly (writing as L. M. Lilly) walks you through the five simple steps she’s used to write every novel she’s published. You’ll learn to create: - Strong Conflict - Characters The Reader Cares About - Five Basic Plot Points - Compelling Subplots Most important, Super Simple Story Structure walks you through what should happen in the middle of the narrative – that spot that many writers approach with dread. What you’ll create won’t be so structured that you'll feel hemmed in and stifled, but it will be enough that you can write your first draft quickly, without getting stuck staring at a blank screen for an hour, then giving up and checking your social media accounts. Download Super Simple Story Structure and get started today.

CCSS RL 2 5 Story Structure

Aligns to CCSS RL.2.5: Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the ...

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Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9780787709013

Category: Education

Page: 7

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Fill in the gaps of your Common Core curriculum! Each ePacket has reproducible worksheets with questions, problems, or activities that correspond to the packet’s Common Core standard. Download and print the worksheets for your students to complete. Then, use the answer key at the end of the document to evaluate their progress. Look at the product code on each worksheet to discover which of our many books it came from and build your teaching library! This ePacket has 7 activities that you can use to reinforce the standard CCSS RL.2.5: Story Structures. To view the ePacket, you must have Adobe Reader installed. You can install it by going to http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

Story Structure The Key to Successful Fiction

Story is complex. Characters can be elusive. Plot and presentation can be daunting. Style can be frustrating. So you should welcome any tools that aid you ...

Author: William Bernhardt

Publisher: Babylon Books

ISBN: 9780997901078

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

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“Writing is structure,” William Goldman said, but too often aspiring writers plunge into their work without grasping this fundamental principle. Story structure is one of the most important concepts for a writer to understand—and ironically, one of the least frequently taught. In this book, New York Times-bestselling author William Bernhardt explains the elements that make stories work, using examples spanning from Gilgamesh to The Hunger Games. In each chapter, he introduces essential concepts in a direct and easily comprehended manner. Most importantly, Bernhardt demonstrates how you can apply these ideas to improve your own writing. William Bernhardt is the author of more than fifty books, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid series of legal thrillers and The Last Chance Lawyer. Bernhardt is also one of the most sought-after writing instructors in the nation. His programs have educated many authors now published by major houses. He is the only person to have received the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award, the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award (U Penn), and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award (OSU), which is given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large." The Red Sneaker Writing Center is dedicated to helping writers achieve their literary goals. What is a red sneaker writer? A committed writer seeking useful instruction and guidance rather than obfuscation and attitude. Red sneakers get the job done, and so do red sneaker writers, by paying close attention to their art and craft, committing to hard work, and never quitting. Are you a red sneaker writer? If so, this book is for you.

Developing Narrative Structure

Narratives incorporating aspects of story structure into either scripts or personal narratives were called story variants . For example , some children ...

Author: Allyssa McCabe

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805804757

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 367

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Effective narration, the telling of stories or recounting of personal experiences, is an art requiring skills that appear crucial for children's language development and literacy acquisition. This volume serves an important purpose because it pulls together the widely scattered literature in the field, exploring the ways in which oral narrative structure develops in children and how it may be facilitated. It presents new empirical studies on genres of narrative, the role narrative structure plays in emergent literacy, the relationship between narrative language and autobiographical memory, and ways in which teachers and parents facilitate or hinder children's narrative development. The empirical research presented here draws from diverse groups, including Hispanic, African-American, and Anglo-American children from rural and urban America and Canada.

The Structure of Story

What do all great stories have in common? What techniques do great writers use? The Structure of Story details the specific writing tools that will help you recognize and apply the patterns of great stories.

Author: Ross Hartmann

Publisher:

ISBN: 1735603813

Category:

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What do all great stories have in common? What techniques do great writers use? How do you take your writing to the next level?There are no storytelling rules-but there are patterns. The Structure of Story details the specific writing tools that will help you recognize and apply the patterns of great stories.You will learn how to shift your focus from storytelling rules to storytelling tools. By applying these tools, you'll be able to keep the reader on the edge of their seat while delivering an emotional, meaningful story.In The Structure of Story, you'll learn the four dramatic tools that keep the reader engaged, the two things every story must accomplish, how to write multi-dimensional characters that drive plot, how a story's theme can be conveyed through a character arc, how to create an organic plot driven by cause and effect, the critical things that your opening must accomplish, what goes in the middle of a story, how to write an emotional climax, how subtext works and when to use it, how to create a twist ending, tools for showing rather than telling, how to pace your story properly, how to write an ending that's both satisfying and inevitable, and how to avoid a repetitive plot.No matter where you are in your writing career, The Structure of Story will give you new techniques to take your writing to the next level.

Dramatic Story Structure

Dramatic Story Structure is an essential resource not only for aspiring screenwriters, but also for experienced practitioners in need of a refresher on the building blocks of storytelling.

Author: Edward J. Fink

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135081218

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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A successful screenplay starts with an understanding of the fundamentals of dramatic story structure. In this practical introduction, Edward J. Fink condenses centuries of writing about dramatic theory into ten concise and readable chapters, providing the tools for building an engaging narrative and turning it into an agent-ready script. Fink devotes chapters to expanding on the six basic elements of drama from Aristotle’s Poetics (plot, character, theme, dialogue, sound, and spectacle), the theory and structure of comedy, as well as the concepts of unity, metaphor, style, universality, and catharsis. Key terms and discussion questions encourage readers to think through the components of compelling stories and put them into practice, and script formatting guidelines ensure your finished product looks polished and professional. Dramatic Story Structure is an essential resource not only for aspiring screenwriters, but also for experienced practitioners in need of a refresher on the building blocks of storytelling.

Narrative Structures in Burmese Folk Tales

The review of earlier studies of narrative structures can be summarised as follows. On the one hand, the studies by Propp (1968), Dundes (1965), ...

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Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 9781621968658

Category:

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Style and Structure in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Jonah 1 : 4 We saw the concentric structure of Jonah 1 above ( pp . ... Genesis 39 : 1-6 The story of Joseph is interrupted at the point where he is taken ...

Author: Jerome T. Walsh

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814658970

Category: Religion

Page: 205

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Style matters! The pages of the Hebrew Bible are filled with stories -- short or long, amusing or sad, histories, fables, and morality tales. The ancient narrators use a variety of stylistic devices to structure, to connect, and to separate their tales -- and thus to establish contexts within which meaning comes to light. What are these devices, and how do they guide our reading and our understanding of the text? This book explores some of the answers and shows that it's a matter of style. Fr. Jerome T. Walsh, Ph. D., is also author of 1 Kings in the literary commentary series Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry (The Liturgical Press, 1996) of which he is also an associate editor. He has contributed to such reference works as The New Jerome Biblical Commentary and The Anchor Bible Dictionary and frequently publishes articles and reviews in professional journals of biblical studies. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, with which he has collaborated on the second edition of the New American Bible translation of the Old Testament. He is head of the department of theology and religious studies at the University of Botswana.

Story and Structure

Escape and interpretation are not two great bins , into one or the other of which we can toss any given story . Rather , they are opposite ends of a scale ...

Author: Laurence Perrine

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: UOM:39015053160985

Category: Nouvelle

Page: 563

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