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How The Great Story Does Its Work by James Bonnet

December 22, 2009 by  
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This article posted with permission from The Writers Store. (http://writersstore.com) The purpose of story, as I see it, is to guide us to our full potential and the nature of story is to conceal that purpose in an enticing sugar coat (the entertainment dimensions) that lures us into the experience. But if the purpose is [...]

Finding the Right Writing Partner by Claudia Johnson & Matt Stevens

December 22, 2009 by  
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This article posted with permission from The Writers Store. (http://writersstore.com) Some of the greatest movies and TV series have been written by script partners, from Billy Wilder’s legendary collaborations with Charles Brackett and I.A.L. Diamond to the Academy Award-winning work of the Coen Brothers. Each year the list of script partners and their successes grows [...]

Beyond Theme: Story’s New Unified Field – Part II by James Bonnet

December 22, 2009 by  
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This article posted with permission from The Writers Store. (http://writersstore.com) In Part I of this series (read Part I here), I began an examination of the true source of unity in a great story and how that unity can be achieved. I introduced you to four of the elements that can influence that unity and [...]

The Real Key to a Writer’s Success by James Bonnet

December 22, 2009 by  
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This article posted with permission from The Writers Store. (http://writersstore.com) We all know how incredibly hard it is to get a screenplay produced. We have all heard talk about all the great scripts out there that never got made. And that might be true. But why is it true? If you have a professionally crafted [...]

What’s Wrong With The Three Act Structure by James Bonnet

December 22, 2009 by  
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This article posted with permission from The Writers Store. (http://writersstore.com) The three act structure is not a story structure. You can’t find it in myths and legends or other great stories of the past and you can’t find it in nature. So why is it being applied to the screenplay or the story of a [...]