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Nancy: Putting the Bromance in Romance

One of the themes that emerges in my writing, regardless of genre, is the importance of friendship in getting to the ‘stable world’ at the end of the story. 591 more words

Character

Meeting Francis Ford Coppola

As is the usual formula, when beginning production on a film, the exterior shots on location were done first. So it was, that for the production of “Finian’s Rainbow,” Howard Kazanjian flew north from Los Angeles to San Francisco to meet the director and help him shoot exteriors in the Bay area. 392 more words

Howard Kazanjian

COVERSCRIPT TIPS - SCREENWRITING - The Pinkie Swear

In every story told there is an implicit agreement made between the writer and his audience.

It’s a mental and emotional pinkie swear.

The audience willingly agrees to sacrifice realism, logic, and their critical faculties in order to enjoy the story being presented to them on the screen. 102 more words

Screenplays

Life Is a Story

After reading so much or watching so many movies or TV series, real life often seems ordinary and routine. But if you think about it, isn’t life like a story? 132 more words

Life

COVERSCRIPT TIPS - SCREENWRITING - Act Two - The Guidelines

Act Two – The Guidelines

The story’s middle.  It runs about 50 to 60 pages.  It’s all about the protagonist’s struggle to overcome obstacles between him/herself and his/her goal that was set up in Act One. 334 more words

Screenplays

Are Subplots Necessary?

A subplot is a mini-story woven into your main story. It could involve your main character having two things going on at the same time (such as finding love while solving a mystery) or it can involve secondary characters having their own issues. 326 more words

Writing

SleepyDragon1320 reblogged this on Sleepy Book Dragon and commented:

I automatically include sub-plots when writing and inevitably, they are romance sub-plots. Is this just me or does anyone else find themselves doing this?

Critique of Plots

I was asked at writing group how I handled plot critique and if I made suggestions about the directions people’s stories should take.

Plots are a tricky one as this is the part based on your idea and therefore I never want to hijack anyone’s idea. 173 more words

Writing