Developing Story Ideas / Edition 2

Developing Story Ideas / Edition 2

by Michael Rabiger
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0240807367

ISBN-13: 9780240807362

Pub. Date: 10/01/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The vast majority of screenplay and writing books focus on story development and have little to say about the initial concept that generated the piece. Developing Story Ideas offers writers a spectrum of resources and a structure of writing practice so that anyone can quickly and reliably generate a wide variety of stories in a broad range of forms. It first shows

Overview

The vast majority of screenplay and writing books focus on story development and have little to say about the initial concept that generated the piece. Developing Story Ideas offers writers a spectrum of resources and a structure of writing practice so that anyone can quickly and reliably generate a wide variety of stories in a broad range of forms. It first shows you how to observe situations, acts, and themes-and use these observations as the basis for storytelling. Exercises and projects help you draw an artistic self-profile to summarize what you most need to investigate in your creative work.

Micahel Rabiger, a renowned teacher, author, educator, and mentor, proves we all have the inner resources and life experiences to be creative. He guides aspiring writers step by step to come up with quality story ideas in a broad range of forms: a screenplay, short story, documentary, or play.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240807362
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
254
Sales rank:
650,196
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I: Overview; This Book and Its Goals; About the Creative Process; Part II: Observation, Improvisation, and Self Examination Projects; Introductions and Playing 'Instant Story'; Autobiography and Influences; Observing from Life; Artistic Identity; Part III: Creative Writing Assignments; A Tale from Childhood; Family Story; A Myth, Legend, or Folktale Retold; Dream Story; Adapting a Short Story; News Story; A Documentary Subject; Thirty Minute Original Fiction; Feature Film; Part IV: The Emerging Writer; Revisiting Your Artistic Identity; Part V: Expanding your Work Into Its Final Form; Story-Editing Your Outline; Dramatic Conventions; Expanding Your Outline; Appendix; Index

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