Showing posts with label story action. Show all posts
Showing posts with label story action. Show all posts

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Renovating a WIP

Alex Sokoloff's online screenwriters course for authors is nearing to a close. It was a great course for many reasons. Understanding the structure of the 3-Act play, originating 2000 years ago, is an essential writing tool for writing "great" novels. Grasping the mechanics of storytelling will lift a "good:"manuscript to the next level; and who doesn't want that to happen? That's why I took the course, and that's why I'm feeling gung-ho about my latest work-in-progress.  Understanding story premise, story question and story action are a sure fire way of renovating myself out of a WIP wreckage. Composing a logline for any story I write will aid me for the rest of my career.

If you're struggling with your current WIP and need help renovating, spend some time at Alex's blog or order her book Screenwriting Tips for Authors. On her blog you'll find post links on story breakdown, the 3-act structure, and analyzing movies in your genre. Start with her Table of Contents. Invaluable stuff.  

Now for something completely off topic. We received more photos of Bandit's puppies.



They live with their mum and her family about one hour east of here, hence the unenthusiastic response from their dad. "Puppies? Whatever."

ps. Tomorrow's forecast for Bulkley-Nechako is -31 C.!

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read. -- Mark Twain.