Ciao, SEers. We’ve been talking about Jill Chamberlain’s Nutshell method of story development. If you missed earlier posts, you can find them by clicking these links: introduction protagonist (strengths and flaws) the catch and point of no return Last time, we ended by mentioning the catch is related to the desires of the protagonist. Today, … Continue reading The Nutshell Set-Up Wants
Ciao, SEers. We’ve been talking about Jill Chamberlain’s Nutshell method of plotting as it relates to Aristotelian comedies and tragedies. Last time, we discussed the protagonist with respect to flaws and strengths. (You can find the introductory post here, and the protagonist post here.) Today, we’re going to talk about the catch. But just as … Continue reading The Nutshell Catch and the Point of No Return
Ciao, SEers. Last time, we talked about Jill Chamberlain’s Nutshell process for writing screenplays or fiction. Today, we’re going to go into detail about the first of her touchstones—the protagonist. You probably think that’s rather obvious, but consider buddy stories like Thelma and Louise, Harold and Kumar, or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Maybe … Continue reading The Nutshell Protagonist
Ciao, SEers. Have you ever heard the term polymath? I had to dig deep into my college days to remember the definition. (We won’t discuss how long ago that was.) A polymath is a person with knowledge in a wide range of topics. Polymaths go far beyond the Jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none level of understanding and experience. These … Continue reading Aristotle Gave Us More than Philosophy
Hi gang, Craig here today. I'm the only person here who has not dabbled in book series. I love a good stand-alone story, and that will never change. However, my colleagues at Story Empire convinced me to try it about a year ago. I jumped in with both feet, and declared 2019 my year of … Continue reading Series work… Me?