4 - Green Phase

Overview The Green Phase is an interesting and provocative phase in the Storytelling Process because this is where you explore Setups, Payoffs, Scene Weaving, Subplots, Checklists, and Treatments. Setups/Payoffs The Setups/Payoffs Phase is the first step in “breaking” your story and looking at the “smaller details” of your Story. This Step is Optional and you…

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BLOG 066 - 16 Step Procedure for Story Construction

Introduction In today’s lecture, we will go through one of my infographics to help out with the Storytelling Process. This infographic was done to allow Storytellers a reference chart so they know where to put the various pieces when they are knee-deep in the Storytelling Process. My previous Infographic showcased how to break down the…

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049 - Visual Storytelling

Overview Your Story. What does it mean? So many people are confused and rightfully so, we’ve got so many systems, concepts, and ideas floating around the world that contradict each other. Heck, it’s the reason I started reading Writer’s Digest Magazines back in the late 80s. And to this day, I’m still hooked. Here’s the…

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048 - the power of questions

Introduction Questions have been given a bad rap, why’s that? Is it because we think of them in the wrong way or we’ve viewed them from the wrong point of view? So, is it our viewpoint that’s lacking or is it our decision to look deeper into things ourselves? As you know, we can go…

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044 - heroine or protagonist

Introduction Heroine. Is it the right word? Protagonist. Is it a better word? Which one makes sense? Which one is valid? And the hardest question of all, Which one is RIGHT? As you struggle with words and terms, the life of a writer pushes you to question, to research, to bombard your mind with so…

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043 - shadow or antagonist

Introduction Confusion. Yeah, welcome to our world. You spend many years of your life struggling with confusion. Not about writing techniques, but those who deliver writing techniques because they use different words for the same thing. And they don’t apologize for it, they don’t send gift cards, and they don’t mention that others use a…

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