Writer's Block


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Re: Writer's Block
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2008, 12:29:31 AM »
The Sixth Sense - through the 3 Act Structure.

Act I
Malcome is driven by his past failure to take on Cole as his client.  I believe Act I comes to a close when Malcome gives Cole a goal (to decided what he wants to get out of their meetings) - Cole decides not to be afraid.

Act II
Complications of Cole's problems - but malcome doesn't quite believe him.  Cole reveals his secret to Malcolm, but still malcolm doesn't believe him.  Malcolm decides he cannot help Cole either, but immediately realizes Cole is not crazy and is telling the truth.  The goal now is to help Cole help the ghosts.

Act III
Cole decides to start helping ghosts, in doing so, has found solace with himself, has begun to heal the relationship with his mother.  A Malcolm also gets help too. by realizing he's dead - he comes to grips with his reality and begins to let go.

(I'll admit the Three Act structure is sometimes hard to nail down on some stories.  this is because some writers are either a) so good it's subtle b) so good they can break the rules, or c) failed to clearly define the goal or situation.  Night doesn't have much trouble with that.

Act III

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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2008, 08:41:24 AM »
I like what you've been doing MrStone, it definately helps me to have clear defined acts. 
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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2008, 09:36:32 AM »
AAHhhh  yes.  Thank you thank you thank you.  Your right, it is really hard to follow.  But I really think this will help!  Thanks for the work you put into writing it!   ;D
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« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2008, 07:11:02 PM »
I think the advantage of acts, is that it helps you know where you are going, what you need to have happen, and how.
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« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2008, 11:50:04 PM »
I think the advantage of acts, is that it helps you know where you are going, what you need to have happen, and how.

Have any of your guys read "The hero of a thousand faces" by Joseph Campbell?  He basically points out how every great story in the history of mankind uses the same principles. He uses more as a discourse on human storytelling rather than teaching screenwriters how to write.

from this model - Lucas created star wars.

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« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2008, 08:31:50 AM »
Hmm, I'll have to check that out. "There is no originality left in the world Mr. Heep.  That is the sad fact of life."
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« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2008, 09:15:14 AM »
Haha.  Yeah Mr. Stone sounds familiar but not, dont think I have have thanks!
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« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2008, 03:47:20 PM »
Hmm, I'll have to check that out. "There is no originality left in the world Mr. Heep.  That is the sad fact of life."

Originality was gone a hundred years ago. 

Even Solomon said that there is nothing new under the sun.

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« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2008, 04:02:27 PM »
That's true, it appears the great MrStone  ;D has knowledge of the Bible.  So he's both knowledgable and a good scriptwriter.  ;D 8)
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« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2008, 10:27:45 PM »
That's true, it appears the great MrStone  ;D has knowledge of the Bible.  So he's both knowledgable and a good scriptwriter.  ;D 8)

good scriptwriter is probably a bit of an overstatement..i haven't sold anything...i'm in Arkansas...when i finish my script "sadistic", then i'll see how it flies in L.A.

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« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2008, 08:49:06 AM »
That's cool, hope it flies well, and so you haven't sold a script yet, you still could have some good scripts written.
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« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2008, 10:27:24 PM »
That's cool, hope it flies well, and so you haven't sold a script yet, you still could have some good scripts written.

selling a script will be a bit of a gauge for me.

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« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2008, 08:54:30 AM »
That's very true, maybe this one will sell.  Good luck.  By the way, how do you go about selling a script?  ???
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« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2008, 12:10:37 AM »
That's very true, maybe this one will sell.  Good luck.  By the way, how do you go about selling a script?  ???

...i have an idea..but..i think you have to get an agent to sell it for you...an agent who thinks they can sell it - so basically, i think you're suppose to submit til you get an agent who likes your work enough to actually try and sell it..

i've never actually done it, so i'm sure its much harder than it sounds.

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« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2008, 08:38:34 AM »
Probably, but still, where there's life there's hope, best of luck when you submit it.
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