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Disturbing Events

Scott Driscoll is a Seattle writer and teacher. He is the Manuscript Critique consultant for this year’s WOTS conference and will present a session on Sunday: 494 more words

WOTS Blog Articles

COVERSCRIPT TIPS - The First Ten Pages

In these early ten pages of the screenplay, which equals the first ten minutes of the movie, the audience must be introduced to, and made to empathize with, or connect to, or identify with, the protagonist in some way. 224 more words


On Where To Start Your Book

One of the most frustrating things about writing is having to stare at a blank page for sometimes hours on end, and having to cross out everything you write because it’s just not good enough for you. 588 more words


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