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New college week 4

  1. 1. Week 4 Last Week Homework Read Back Life Stories Story Structure Film Creative Writing February 2012
  2. 2. Previously …. We are looking for structure We are looking for discipline Poetry can be many different things It’s all about perspective ‘ Tell me in words of one syllable’ isn’t that great Prompts can take you anywhere
  3. 3. Homework From the postcard free-writing, take a word or sentence and use it as a prompt for a poem, short piece of writing or whatever comes out, spend around 10 minutes doing this. From the Fairytale drawing and title write the first line of a story Write your life story as a 250 word News Report Use Free Writing as a starting point If you want a challenge write it ; Day 1 - Listening to speech based radio, Day 2 – Classical, Day 3 - Pop.
  4. 4. Simple Story Structure Once upon a time Every day But one day Because of that Because of that It got worse when And even worse when Until finally Ever since then
  5. 5. Elmer Who is the hero? Elmer Why do you empathise? He’s popular and funny What is the set-up? Who ever heard of a patchwork elephant? What is the opportunity? To run away and conform What is your hero’s outer motivation? Not to be different What is your hero’s arc? What deeper issues does the story explore? Diversity What is the central message? It’s good to be different
  6. 6. Story Arc
  7. 7. Your favourite/chosen film Who is the hero? Why do you empathise? What is the set-up? What is the opportunity? What is your hero’s outer motivation? What is your hero’s arc? What deeper issues does the story explore? What is the central message?
  8. 8. Your favourite/chosen film Who is the hero? Why do you empathise? What is the set-up? What is the opportunity? What is your hero’s outer motivation? What is your hero’s arc? What deeper issues does the story explore? What is the central message?
  9. 9. NO CLASS NEXT WEEK Watch a film or two, look at how the story is structured and the ways in which the story is told; Who is the hero? Why do you empathise? What is the set-up? What is the opportunity? What is your hero’s outer motivation? What is your hero’s arc? What deeper issues does the story explore? What is the central message?
  10. 10. Resources Books The Writer’s Journey – Christopher Vogler Story – Robert McKee Screenwriting – Syd Field Films Finding Nemo, Fight Club, The Social Network, Apocalypse Now, Toy Story.

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