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Developing Story Ideas offers students and other young artists a spectrum of resources and a structure of writing practice so that anyone can quickly and reliably generate a wide variety of stories. It does so stressing the importance of understanding oneself and creating collaboratively.

This book provides exercises and projects to help each person draw an artistic self-profile to summarize what he or she most needs to investigate in their creative work. It teaches narrative structure and critical language, and asserts that giving and taking criticism is an essential part of the creative process. It treats fiction and non-fiction as highly related - for fiction needs its roots in the real world, while documentary needs narrative drive and structure to impose meaning on its reality. All the assignments are illustrated with examples of student work and/or pieces drawn from classic works of literature and film, each followed by meaningful and sensitive commentary from the author. Throughout the book the author has placed boxed text to emphasize information that is critical to the success of a particular writing project or to the creative process generally.

Readers will experience what education has come to recognize as particularly effective: hands-on creative projects, an emphasis on self-actualization, and working not as an embattled individual competing for recognition, but as part of a learning community. In this atmosphere people naturally form the friendships, creative partnerships, and teams that make filmmaking gratifying and productive.

Exercises and projects help writers find what they need to investigate in their creative work

Examines fiction and non-fiction writing, narrative structure and critical language

Boxed text and examples of student work illustrate each lesson

Synopsis:

This volume provides exercises and projects to help the reader draw an artistic self-profile to summarize what he or she needs to investigate in creative work. It teaches narrative structure and critical language, and all the assignments are illustrated with examples of student or classic work.

Synopsis:

Developing Story Ideas offers students and other young artists a spectrum of resources and a structure of writing practice so that anyone can quickly and reliably generate a wide variety of stories. It does so stressing the importance of understanding oneself and creating collaboratively.

This book provides exercises and projects to help each person draw an artistic self-profile to summarize what he or she most needs to investigate in their creative work. It teaches narrative structure and critical language, and asserts that giving and taking criticism is an essential part of the creative process. It treats fiction and non-fiction as highly related - for fiction needs its roots in the real world, while documentary needs narrative drive and structure to impose meaning on its reality. All the assignments are illustrated with examples of student work and/or pieces drawn from classic works of literature and film, each followed by meaningful and sensitive commentary from the author. Throughout the book the author has placed boxed text to emphasize information that is critical to the success of a particular writing project or to the creative process generally.

Readers will experience what education has come to recognize as particularly effective: hands-on creative projects, an emphasis on self-actualization, and working not as an embattled individual competing for recognition, but as part of a learning community. In this atmosphere people naturally form the friendships, creative partnerships, and teams that make filmmaking gratifying and productive.

Exercises and projects help writers find what they need to investigate in their creative work

Examines fiction and non-fiction writing, narrative structure and critical language

Boxed text and examples of student work illustrate each lesson

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I: Overview; This Book and Its Goals; About the Creative Process; Part II: Observation, Improvisation, and Self Examination Projects; Introductions and Playing 'Instant Story'; Autobiography and Influences; Observing from Life; Artistic Identity; Part III: Creative Writing Assignments; A Tale from Childhood; Family Story; A Myth, Legend, or Folktale Retold; Dream Story; Adapting a Short Story; News Story; A Documentary Subject; Thirty Minute Original Fiction; Feature Film; Part IV: The Emerging Writer; Revisiting Your Artistic Identity; Part V: Expanding Your Work Into Its Final Form; Story-Editing Your Outline; Dramatic Conventions; Expanding Your Outline; Part VI: Mainly Teachers; For Class Leaders; Appendix; Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240803982
Author:
Rabiger, Michael
Publisher:
Focal Press
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Television - Direction & Production
Subject:
Short story
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Subject:
Motion picture authorship
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
1744
Publication Date:
20000316
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.4375 x 7.6875 in

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Product details 224 pages Focal Press - English 9780240803982 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This volume provides exercises and projects to help the reader draw an artistic self-profile to summarize what he or she needs to investigate in creative work. It teaches narrative structure and critical language, and all the assignments are illustrated with examples of student or classic work.
"Synopsis" by , Developing Story Ideas offers students and other young artists a spectrum of resources and a structure of writing practice so that anyone can quickly and reliably generate a wide variety of stories. It does so stressing the importance of understanding oneself and creating collaboratively.

This book provides exercises and projects to help each person draw an artistic self-profile to summarize what he or she most needs to investigate in their creative work. It teaches narrative structure and critical language, and asserts that giving and taking criticism is an essential part of the creative process. It treats fiction and non-fiction as highly related - for fiction needs its roots in the real world, while documentary needs narrative drive and structure to impose meaning on its reality. All the assignments are illustrated with examples of student work and/or pieces drawn from classic works of literature and film, each followed by meaningful and sensitive commentary from the author. Throughout the book the author has placed boxed text to emphasize information that is critical to the success of a particular writing project or to the creative process generally.

Readers will experience what education has come to recognize as particularly effective: hands-on creative projects, an emphasis on self-actualization, and working not as an embattled individual competing for recognition, but as part of a learning community. In this atmosphere people naturally form the friendships, creative partnerships, and teams that make filmmaking gratifying and productive.

Exercises and projects help writers find what they need to investigate in their creative work

Examines fiction and non-fiction writing, narrative structure and critical language

Boxed text and examples of student work illustrate each lesson

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