“Stay Turned For Our Next Episode . . .” or Not.
By Larry Brooks via @StoryFix
You’re heard me rail and wail about episodic storytelling.
I’ve called it toxic, referred to it as a dreaded story-killer.
Still think that, by the way. But what the heck IS it?
The differentiation between what is episodic and what is not is thin and in constant motion. It is made all the more complicated and obscured by the fact that, in any good story, there is indeed “stuff that happens” along the way… stuff that actually looks, smells and plays just like the very episodic context I’m preaching against.
Confusion becomes paradoxical. But there’s a rule of thumb that helps: do you have a compelling CONCEPT in play?
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- Differentiating Through Dialogue http://t.co/DPXYwdWLxU What they say, not just how RT @evelyn_puerto
- The Best Advice on Plotting I've Ever Heard: Two Tips That Will Make Plotting Easier
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