035 - what is a sequence beat sheet

Overview Organizing your story using sequences, sounds immature or boring. Think about this. . . Using sequences saves you time, increases your efficiency, and provides you with a stable environment for Story Design. We’re not here to show off or hang out, we’re here to release the beauty within our souls. At first sight, the…

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Introduction The BS9 is a powerful tool for Story Design. Nothing more, nothing less. Remember, your journey as an artist is to find YOUR way. Remember, it doesn’t matter if it works, the only question that matters is does it work for YOU? If something works for you, use it. If not, then find something…

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Introduction The BS7 is a powerful tool for Story Design. Nothing more, nothing less. Remember, your journey as an artist is to find YOUR way. Remember, it doesn’t matter if it works, the only question that matters is does it work for YOU? If something works for you, use it. If not, then find something…

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Attention I could not find a suitable BS3, so I skipped it – Sorry!!! Introduction The BS4 is a powerful tool for Story Design. Nothing more, nothing less. Remember, your journey as an artist is to find YOUR way. Remember, it doesn’t matter if it works, the only question that matters is does it work…

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Overview Simply, a beat sheet is a plan of attack. It provides several reasons for usage, but the greatest benefit is efficiency. Imagine this. . . A secret weapon for Story Design! I know, take a while to breathe. . . Inhale, Exhale. Inhale, Exhale. In addition, the best way to use a beat sheet…

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Introduction Every story needs, hold on, that’s a strong word. Let’s cleanse it a little, every story (usually) requires an external event to get it going. NOTE: This is not always true because the Protagonist’s Call can be Internal as well. Keep this in mind when working on your Story Design. It’s called by many…

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Introduction After the Call to Adventure happens, the Protagonist’s Ordinary World is thrown off-balance and she must return to balance. By reacting, she is forced to deal with the complication. The Protagonist’s reaction, how she’s going to deal with this situation, is the Debate Section, sometimes called the Refusal of the Call. How Myth works…

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Introduction Climax. If you’ve read any books on writing, regardless of the industry (Screenwriting, Novel Writing, Short Story Writing, etc.), then you’ve heard this term. Climax. We all know what it means: The Final Battle The Last Stand But the problem with this beat is our misunderstanding of what it means. The Climax is an…

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Introduction I love this technique and I found it by accident. While blogging, I used it and I realized that it was special. Like life, the most magical moments catch us off guard. Let’s jump right in and get busy! What is Complication? Before the smart people start talking, let’s clear the air right now.…

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Blog 26 - Journey vs Tranformation

Introduction The Monomyth is known as the Heroic Journey. As a Journey, the story is focused on external events. However, a Transformation is not a journey. It is an experience and it is focused on internal events. Now, we have three questions: How do they relate? How do they evoke meaning? How do they bring…

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Quote We don’t need no education We don’t need no thought control – Pink Floyd Prep School You’re going to find lots of information about the Heroic Journey (HJ), but to ensure you understand the concept, we’ll start with its benefits. The benefits of the Hero’s Journey are as follows: You can use it as…

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We’re going past the masks of society, especially the normal ones. Past the class, past the castes, past the colors, past the religions, past the culture, past ethnicities, and past the introvert/extrovert argument. Now, down at the primal arena of life, we can actually “SEE” reality. And at this level, we can see ourselves as…

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Discover the Metaphor For ages, humanity has required, needed, even necessitated, the world of entertainment. Throughout different eras and different philosophies, the usage and delivery of that entertainment has changed. But the one key need among them all was simple; they were required. And this led me to wonder, why? But as you know, one…

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Introduction We all remember what we were told as children in school. Some pompous teacher pushed us into a corner, pointed a finger in our face, and forced us to listen. Either something is a Metaphor or it’s a Simile. Those were our choices and years later, I had no idea I would revisit those…

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