Shire students discuss their experience working as production assistants on a short film and Emma and Kira share why mussels are so important to our lakes, streams and waterways and what we can do to save them.
LA screenwriter and producer Dina Chapman shares her industry experience with Steph, explains the ins and outs of writing for episodic tv with HUSH writers Emma and Lee, and dialogues on how it might be applied to audio scripts. Dina also discusses “Still the King” and “His Wives and Daughters”, shows on CMT.
Anne Greenwood Brown draws out the romance plot line, which looks like a “W” and includes a “set up” and the “Meet Cute.” As the characters accept a challenge that keeps them stuck together, the action grows. At the top of the first peak of the “W”, the characters think they love each other, and […]
Anne Greenwood Brown provides additional tips on how to plot a novel. As the story begins, start with an image of normal life so that the reader can see that what happens after the inciting incident takes place is abnormal. The inciting incident that sends the protagonist(s) on their new trajectory needs to be a […]
Anne Greenwood Brown describes the modern story arc and illustrates it with a plot diagram that explains what the contemporary reader/audience/listener expects. Whether screenplay, audio play, novel or short story, plot follows a basic format: The exposition at the beginning tells what life is like before the story starts, sets an opening image and often […]