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The storytelling elements:
1. The Contract
In the very beginning, you have to make a promise. Will this be violent? Scary? Fun? Tense? Dramatic?
2. The Pull
Keep it light in the beginning. You don’t want to scare people away by being too dense — you must trust The Contract.
3. The Incident
This is the event that sets everything in motion. Should occur early and keep the story together.
4. The Reveal
Just before the Point Of No Return, the main character learns what the story is really about.
5. Point Of No Return
The forces of good are faced with an impossible decision that concerns fear, safety, love, hate, revenge or despair.
Sorry, but you must allow the forces of evil to have an epic win.
7. All-Is-Lost Moment
The moment where all is lost. You must portray the deepest despair for the forces of good.
8. News Of Hope
This is the possibility for one of the side characters to shine. A light that shines into the total darkness of the moment.
The shit hits the fan and the good puts everything at stake and overcomes — despite impossible odds.
10. The End
Public displays of relief and happiness, love and forgiveness. It’s great! We also learn that the hero has evolved.
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In six seconds, you’ll hate me. But in six months, you’ll be a better writer.
From this point forward—at least for the next half year—you may not use “thought” verbs. These include: Thinks, Knows, Understands, Realizes, Believes, Wants, Remembers, Imagines, Desires, and a hundred others you…
This book is just fantastic.
(S. by Doug Dorst & JJ Abrams. The book is called “S.” but is itself a book called “The Ship of Theseus” written by a fictional author named V.M. Straka, accompanied by the notes of two readers who correspond with each other in form of said notes scribbled into this book, which they read in a library.
Wikipedia: “The pages are worn and yellowed with library stamps in the front and back cover and stains on the pages. The book’s spine is labeled with a library sticker marking the novel’s location number in the Dewey Decimal Classification.
The novel can be read alone in its entirety. […]
A second storyline takes place in the book’s margins. Eric is a disgraced graduate student who has spent his life studying Straka and his literary works. Jen is a college senior contemplating the next step of her life. The two begin to trade a copy of Ship of Theseus back and forth without meeting, using the book’s margins to carry out discussions about who Straka was using handwritten notes, arrows, and symbols.”
I just started and can’t really say if the book is any good but as a piece of art, as an experiment, this is just amazing.
Bruce Wayne watched both of his parents die.
Tony Stark has heart problems and anxiety.
Peter Parker saw his uncle being murdered.
Steve Rogers lost his best friend.
Bruce Banner attempted suicide.
If they can save the world, you can get through this day.
Never stop fighting.
none of these people are real
(via wellthisisratherawesome)Source: castielsfear