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Contract Law and Strobe Lights (#12)

This is part 8 of the Choosing Charybdis storyline. Start from the beginning of that arc here.

I stood in the constant strobing light and stared into the orb of everything colors through Brian’s eyes. 814 more words


Visible Adaptation

Krevolin’s interview with Michael Hauge, author of Writing Screenplays That Sell helped put some things into perspective.  He said that the most important objective that all filmmaking and storytelling have in common is to elicit emotion in the audience.   129 more words

Jodi Picoult

Multiple Adaptation

Rule number one in Krevolin’s adaptation book is: You owe nothing to the original text.  He says this multiple times throughout his work.  More than that, he says to look at multiple sources and adaptations for inspiration.   76 more words

Jodi Picoult

Exact Adaptation

Step 4 in Krevolin’s How to Adapt Anything into a Screenplay is his infamous “Scene-o-gram.”  This is a starting point to chart out your entire story, and there’s a formula behind it which is why it reminded me of Calvino’s exactitude.   121 more words

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Quick Adaptation

A piece of advice that Krevolin gives in How to Adapt Anything into a Screenplay is step 2: The One-Two Punch Line.

This part of the process informs you two full and complete sentences that  118 more words

Jodi Picoult

Visible Experience

In literature visibility is this: Image: addressing the senses through the use of tropes, figures, analogies (not only vision, but the other senses as well).  Jodi Picoult is amazing at creating visual images with her text.   130 more words

Jodi Picoult

Quick Experience

Quick/quickness in literature has to do with the path of thought, and the feeling with how the action develops.

Like with most Picoult’s books, she keeps a similar writing style and technique.   196 more words

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