Friday, October 08, 2021

How storytelling principles apply incidents in my own life



Tyler Mowery discusses a fundamental with screenwriting “How to Give Your Story a Good Foundation

The main idea is that a good film presents its protagonist with clear stakes, practically and then philosophically.

So for me, its 1961.  My parents go on a road trip to visit me my freshman year of college away from home Thanksgiving.  Black Friday they visit friends in another city and my father gets a surprise phone call from a dean at the college,  That sets up a situation for my parents’ marriage.

It would be challenging to formulate the goals and stakes for a dramatic situation this diffuse.

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