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A Look Inside the storytelling of Pixar's Inside Out.

“Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored.  They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.” 1,399 more words

Story Structure

Three Act Structure--Act One: Inciting Incident

So, you’ve got your story idea, and it’s a good one. Now you want to write it up and do it justice. Being smart, you’re going to learn about story structure first, so you don’t write 80,000 words and then discover your story is flawed. 575 more words

Cathleen Townsend

The Story Grid: Friday, June 19th

3 Golden Nuggets of Wisdom that I picked up from Shawn Coyne (author of The Story Grid).

1) Stories are about change. Nobody likes change in their daily life. 410 more words

Daily Journal

How I go about plotting... using the Three-Act Structure

Recently, I lovingly shoved last year’s novel into the cavernous depths of the closet. Maybe I’ll revamp it one day, but not any day soon. There are a couple of reasons for this, the biggest one being that its dystopian through and through: a dead fish in YA publishing right now. 2,152 more words

Breaking Bad Study Case: Inciting Incident and Climax in Story: Monday, April 27th

I just finished reading “Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction” by William Bernhardt. It’s the first book in a series called the “Red Sneaker Writer Series.” It was a great book and I plan to read the others. 387 more words

Daily Journal

What is an Inciting Incident?

For a feature film it is one of those things that must happen within the first 10 to 12 pages. If it happens before then the audience doesn’t know enough about your hero to care. 431 more words

The Entertainment Industry

Disturbing Events

Disaster struck Dante Alighieri in 1301. While he was away from Florence on a diplomatic mission, the Black Guelfs, his political enemies, seized power and brought him to court on manufactured charges of extortion and misuse of public funds, nevermind that he’d only held office for two months. 479 more words