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Cracking A Beautiful Mind's Schizophrenic Inciting Incident.

“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion.  The great task in life is to find reality.”  

–Iris Murdoch

One of the challenging aspects of analyzing a film is choosing which lens to view its story through.   1,527 more words

Story Structure

Dissecting Robert McKee's Analysis of Ordinary People's Inciting Incident: Did The Story Guru Get It Right?

As a long-time fan of Robert McKee’s book Story and having attended one of his weekend seminars, I’ve admired his analysis of the film Ordinary People… 2,192 more words

Story Structure

Inciting Incident

Inciting incident is the spring board that drives the story forward – causes your protagonist to act.

This week in my writing critique group we had a great discussion about inciting incidents, where they should occur in the story and can you have more than one. 69 more words

Children's Writing

The Inciting Incident

What is this?

This is my adventure through my next segment of life.  I’ve decided that I have what is called “preoccupied/anxious attachment”.  For more on this:  2,259 more words

Inciting Incident

Inspiration: the “Journey” Scene

(Updated from Epic story starters.)

Imagine yourself settled into a theater seat, popcorn at the ready in one hand, drink in the other. The lights go down and the screen charges to life with the epic you came to see. 281 more words