Mentoring Authors One Scene at a Time – Thriller/Military/Non-Fiction/SF/Fantasy
I am releasing this early because I want to publish the Episodes as I watch them to see if my predictions are correct and I’m a few episodes behind.
These are the 5 Commandments of Storytelling as outlined by Shawn Coyne in his book The Story Grid: What good Editors Know. These commandments can be found in all stories that really work.
Anne Lister’s visits Ann Walker to strengthen their bond.
Lister is invited to the wedding of her ex-lover
Does Lister go to Lake with Ann or ex-lover’s wedding
Lister chooses to go to wedding
She comes to terms with her ex, and then goes to the Lake to see Ann
A note on Value shifts. Scenes need to turn in order for a story to work, if it doesn’t turn in value then nothing is really happening. See the following two articles on value shift in scenes and stories at www.storygrid.com:
+/++ potential love interest to attraction
Lister has demonstrated her interest and Walker has returned that interest.
+/++ small success to more successful
Lister shows up the Rawson brothers in their dealings with coal
Obligatory scenes and Conventions are expectations the reader or watcher have when they watch specific genres.
For more information about the Story Grid, go to the Story Grid Webpage to find free videos and articles on how to implement the methodology.
Read these articles for more information about the 5 Commandments of Storytelling and the Editor’s 6 Core Questions from the book The Story Grid by Shawn Coyne.
For an example of how these techniques are used, read Jane Austin’s The Pride and the Prejudice with annotations by Shawn Coyne.
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