Developing Story Ideas

ISBN-10: 0240807367

ISBN-13: 9780240807362

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Michael Rabiger

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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. * Feeling stuck? Learn to quickly and reliably generate creative ideas for stories, scripts, and more * Exercises and projects help you quickly develop a wealth of material * Step-by step approach suitable for beginners.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 254
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Introduction
Overview
This Book, Its Goals, and Getting Started
You and the Creative Process
Self-Examination, Observation, and Improvisation Assignments
Artistic Identity
Introductions and Playing CLOSAT
Autobiography and Influences
Observing from Life
Using the Tools of Drama
Developing Your Characters and the Dramatist's Toolkit
Analyzing a Scene
Assessing a Complete Work
Testing a Story Idea and Deciding Point of View
Creative Writing Assignments
A Tale from Childhood
Family Story
A Myth, Legend, or Folktale Retold
Dream Story
Adapting a Short Story
Ten-Minute, News-Inspired Story
A Documentary Subject
Thirty-Minute Original Fiction
Feature Film
The Emerging Writer
Revisiting Your Artistic Identity
Expanding Your Work Into Its Final Form
Story-Editing Your Outline
Expanding Your Outline
Index
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