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Inknowvation_Golding_10.12.12

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  1. 1. Surprise Emotion Conflict Concrete
  2. 2. Seven steps to a better story1. Once upon a time………………………..2. And every day………………………………3. Until one day……………………………….4. And because of this……………………..5. And because of this………………………6. Until finally…………………………………..7. And ever since that day……………….. Brian McDonald, Invisible Ink: A Practical Guide to Building Stories that Resonate
  3. 3. Popular story lines• What the protagonist believes is true versus what is actually true• What the protagonist wants versus what the protagonist actually has• What the protagonist want versus what’s expected of her• The protagonist versus herself• The protagonist’s inner goal versus the protagonist’s external goal• The protagonist’s fear versus the protagonist’s goal (external, internal, or both)• The protagonist versus the antagonist• The antagonist versus mercy (or the appearance thereof) Lisa Cron, The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

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