In 1969 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross wrote a book called On Death and Dying. In it she details the five stages of grief (aka the Kübler-Ross model), a series of emotional changes one experiences when faced with certain death: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance.
I couldn’t help but notice the similarity between this progression and typical storytelling techniques. Read More
I write in Final Draft 9. I love it. This is not a full review. I simply wanted to endorse it. And I’m not pretending I had no involvement with it. I absolutely did. That’s why I’m pimping it. I’m proud of the work that’s been done. And the road it’s going to lead to in the future.
My favorite new features are the improved ScriptNotes, the evolution of the Navigator, Replace Character, and full screen mode on my Macbook Pro. All of this helps make writing easier. Which is really what it’s all about.
A friend of mine recently lamented about a buddy of his who made a video that was less than stellar. In fact it was a real turd. I asked him what was so wrong with it. The audio? The editing? He summed it up as a painful 15 minute short that ends with a crappy twist. Too often people spend so much attention on the twist that it comes at the cost of good storytelling. Read More