Category Archives: story craft

The power of stories

“The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won – than by the stories it loves and believes in.” Harold Goddard Advertisements

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Have a screenplay to rewrite: 21 steps to a professional rewrite

The more effective your rewrite strategies, the better your script will be. In this two hour teleseminar, presented by Hal Croasmun from ScreenWritingU, learn 21 strategies to make sure your next rewrite will be your best so far. “It’s the … Continue reading

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Why your mind is your greatest writing asset

Do you want to stand out from other writers?  Do you want to write original stories or scripts? Do you want to engage your audience? To entertain them? To have fans? Well, you can achieve all of this, if you … Continue reading

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How to guarantee your story will be a winner

Every writer wants to write a great story.  They want to write a winner – maybe a story that launches a blockbuster movie. Well, here is a fun take on how to do just that – from Kurt Vonnegut – … Continue reading

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What every writer can learn from this famous author (hint: she wrote children’s books)

In general I don’t read biographies.  However I recently saw, for the second time, the delightful movie based on the life of children’s author Beatrix Potter. Miss Potter (2006).  Stars include the brilliant Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor and Emily Watson. … Continue reading

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Does Your Story Have an Emotional Impact on Your Reader?

One of the discussion threads in the writer’s group I’m in – is the importance of “emotion” in story writing. I am currently reading The Writer’s Journey (3rd ed) 2007 – by Christopher Vogler and it’s interesting that he raises … Continue reading

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Survivors in a Captive World

All of the ingredients of a great story. Two elephants reunited after more than 20 years.

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