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Paula Lowe, editor at Solo Novo Magazine, invited me to write a few guest blog posts on the magazine’s Facebook page. I saw this as a chance to pull together into one sequence some of the ideas Bob and I have developed about structure, the novel, and screenwriting.Read More
Week Five: Style, Archetype, Symbol.
Style comes from word-choice: strong verbs and concrete nouns. Archetypes link your characters to their mythic ancestors. Symbols come from concrete nouns canonized by repetition, need, emotion, sweat, and careful placement.
A key scene marks acts, openings, closings, curtains rising and falling, turning points, drama. In the novel and the filmscript, there are seven key scenes: Page One and After, Plot Point One, Midpoint, Plot Point Two, Climax, Ending, and First Encounter.Read More
To follow the course, Rewriting 101, Spring 2011, which you can duplicate for your own story, at your own pace, try running the sequence from beginning to end, one entry a day, week by week. If you find the process useful, drop us a comment. Good luck, good writing.Read More