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Quote A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. – Mark Twain Overview Today’s lecture will address this foolishness. Come on, what a foolish question to ask! It is obvious that Patriarchy is still running rampant everywhere, so let’s take a Heroic Stand against Perversion, Deceit,…

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Three Faces - Gender Studies at MIT

Quote of the Day If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read it, you’re misinformed. – Denzel Washington on Dishonesty and Fake News Overview Today’s lecture is a bit off topic, but this wonderful quote by Denzel Washington deserves a suitable answer. He asks the question that cuts through the white…

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Story Assets and Methods

Introduction Today’s Lecture goes into Two Storytelling Classes: Assets Methodologies Think of Assets as Things and think of Methodologies as Processes. Assets are “THINGS” you USE in Storytelling (Particle). Methodologies are “Bodies of Standard Practices” you follow in Storytelling (Wave). These terms allow you to navigate the world of Storytelling much easier. I think of…

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Blog 13 - Heroic Journey for Women and Men

Introduction Today’s lecture goes into a simple concept that has been tossed around since it was introduced in 1949. Isn’t it interesting this is around the same time as the Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library and the Dead Sea Scrolls? Ponder that for awhile . . . okay, let’s move forward. Uncle Joe (Joseph…

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Quote The quest for the Holy Grail is literally the quest to kneel before the bones of Mary Magdalene. A journey to pray at the feet of the outcast one, the sacred feminine. – The Teacher Overview Hello, My name is Robert Langdon and many of you know me from my previous lecture on the…

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storytelling - mike erskine - @mikejerskine

Introduction Since nobody’s going to say anything, I’ll take a stab at it. The big question, not only in the room, but in the world and in the Universe. What is Storytelling? Yes, I can give you a definition and smile and think that I’m an authority. But not me. No, we’re going to go…

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The Old World Before the Moral Premise Think of the Moral Premise (MP) as the “SPIRIT” or “BRAIN” of your Story, working behind the scenes to ensure several things happen: All parts are organized correctly All parts are balanced correctly All parts work together as a cohesive whole All parts maintain proper balance at all…

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Events are important to Story Structure and for new writers, placing events is a PAIN POINT. You are told to focus on many things: Characters The Story World The Dilemma The Moral Premise The Acts The Sequences With so much fake news and fake advice, it’s no wonder you’re confused and all over the place.…

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The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown. – Carl Jung I’m going to help you by shaving wasted years from your life. You’re going to spend a lot of time chasing Story Theorists and Gurus and buying books. And reading. And reading.…

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