Every story is different and there are different ways of telling a story. Ken Miyamoto from ScreenCraft discusses ten different story structures that writers can use to structure their screenplays. Yes, sometimes chronological order works best and makes the most sense. Other times, a different approach proves to be more effective or allows the storyteller to be more creative. All successful stories have a structure to them, but by utilizing different methods of structure, writers can create a more visually fascinating and engaging for the audience.
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Creating complicated stories doesn’t need to be complicated. Ken Miyamoto with ScreenCraft breaks down complicated story plots and offers advice on the best way writers can create the complicated stories. He uses films such as “Pulp Fiction”, “Memento”, and “The Sixth Sense” to illustrate the discussion.
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Sarah Cool shares Overall Adventures insights on a thing called stream of consciousness writing. What it is is simply sitting down with a journal or at a computer and literally writing everything that comes through your head as it comes to you. They explain the benefits of using this technique of writing and how it can help you create the world you want in your head and on paper, but can also help you solve problems in your real world.
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Michael Schlif with The Script Lab discusses the three key characters in a film. Schlif refers to them as the top trio: the shadow, the ghost, and the idol.
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2017 Sundance Screenwriting Fellow Edson Oda discusses vulnerability and how it can empower you creatively as writer and filmmaker.
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Ken Miyamoto from ScreenCraft breaks down the Disney film Zootopia to extract and discuss three big lessons for screenwriters to use in their stories.
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Shanee Edwards uses the film The Nice Guys to provide five helpful screenwriting insight for writing a buddy-cop movie.
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Indie Film Academy provides an interesting technique for getting your screenplay finished: reverse engineering. That’s a simple way of saying work backward. This may help you get over that seemingly impossible bump in the road or give you a new way to look at the writing process. Give a whirl and see how it works for you. Happy writing!
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One of the biggest mysteries for a creative person: is my work done? Well, Ken Miyamoto with ScreenCraft created a handy list to help you determine if and when your script is done, and what steps come next.
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Scott Myers shares some words of inspiration and encouragement from Ava DuVernay.
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