Saturday, September 24, 2016

Tuesday Sept. 27 Meeting

Desert Screenwriters Guild
Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Kristin Johnson
Topic: Mini-Movie Method
Chris Soth, writer,director of "Firestorm," pioneered the MMM
When the film industry was born, story-telling changed forever. Traditional Three Act Structure was for the theater. However, movies are shot, edited and projected on reels. Each reel contains its piece, like the chapters of a novel, called sequences or Mini-Movies. The Mini-Movie Method is useful for a Television series.
The Mini-Movie Method is a way of “sequencing” your story.
How would your reels break out?
Take the total number of you pages and divide by 8.
A 120 page script divide by 8 your reels would end/break at pages 15,30,45,60,75,90,105,120.
Review your work and see if that reel ends with an activity that would encourage the audience to want to see the next reel.
Time:  10:00 - 1:00
Palm Desert Library Community Room
73-300 Fred Waring Dr. Palm Desert, CA

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Your Creative Writing Masterclass: Featuring Austen, Chekhov, Dickens, Hemingway, Nabokov, Vonnegut, and more than 100 contemporary and classic ... novels, screenplays and short stories.

In this book of highly practical advice and informative exercises, using quotes from diaries, interviews and autobiographies, the masters of contemporary and classic fiction are gathered together to impart lessons from their own careers: Charles Dickens drops in to help you create exciting characters; Ernest Hemingway helps you figure out how to write concisely and powerfully; and Jane Austen shows you
show to make the reader warm to an unsympathetic character. Using a combination of tried-and-tested advice and ingenious applications, Your Creative Writing Masterclass helps the budding writer to finesse her talent, flesh out characters, write to her market, and—most importantly—overcome psychological obstructions and put pen to paper. More than just a ‘how-to’ book, Your Creative Writing Masterclass is a friendly companion and coach which will provide the advice needed to become a full-time writer.