RanGen - Random Generators For All! Three-act structure Three- act structure Plot Line Graph by Wendell Wellman The three-act structure is a model used in writing, including screenwriting, and in evaluating modern storytelling that divides a fictional narrative into three parts, often called the Setup, the Confrontation and the Resolution. Structure The second act, also referred to as "rising action", typically depicts the protagonist's attempt to resolve the problem initiated by the first turning point, only to find him- or herself in ever worsening situations. Interpretations In Writing Drama, French writer and director Yves Lavandier shows a slightly different approach. He maintains that every human action, whether fictitious or real, contains three logical parts: before the action, during the action, and after the action. SJ Murray, a documentary film maker, feature film writer, and professor at Baylor University, explores why the three act structure matters in her book, Three Act What? See also References
8 ½ Character Archetypes You Should Be Writing Here’s the thing about character archetypes: everybody’s got his own take. Do you run with Joseph Campbell’s gazillion and one Jungian archetypes? How about Dramatica’s double quad of eight archetypes? Nothing wrong with running with all of them. Today, we’re going to explore my take, which is primarily based on Dramatica’s eight characters. (Featured in the Structuring Your Novel Workbook.) 1. This one doesn’t need much explanation. The main actor.The person most greatly affected by the Antagonist.The person whose reactions and actions drive the majority of the plot.The person with whom the readers will identify most strongly.The person whose inner journey, as influenced by the outer conflict, will be the most obvious manifestation of your story’s theme. Examples Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Lightning McQueen in Cars, Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins, Mattie Ross in True Grit 2. This one’s also pretty clear. 3. 4. Here’s where Dramatica’s pairing of characters gets interesting. 5.
hero's journey "A Practical Guide to Joseph Cambell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces" by Christopher Vogler © 1985 “There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.” In the long run, one of the most influential books of the 20th century may turn out to be Joseph Campbell’s THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES. The book and the ideas in it are having a major impact on writing and story-telling, but above all on movie-making. The ideas Campbell presents in this and other books are an excellent set of analytical tools. With them you can almost always determine what’s wrong with a story that’s floundering; and you can find a better solution almost any story problem by examining the pattern laid out in the book. There’s nothing new in the book. Campbell’s contribution was to gather the ideas together, recognize them, articulate them, and name them. This accounts for the universal power of such stories. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.)
The 12 brand archetypes all successful businesses are built on Successful brands have a strong sense of identity, one that mirrors the hopes and aspirations of their customers. But finding your voice – especially as a small business – can be difficult. And expensive. Why do so many films seem to have the exact same characters in them? These characters seem to pop up all the time in books and films – and in the ways we categorise real people too. These all-too-familiar characters are called Jungian archetypes. Jungian archetypes have been adopted and examined by all sorts of groups. Branding houses will charge a premium to work out what personality types your target audience are likely to have. But it needn’t be complicated – explore the list below to finding a style that speaks to you. If you can work out what archetypes your business best fits, you’re already on the path to better communication with your customers. So, without further ado, here are the top 12 branding archetypes: 1. aka The Dreamer, The Romantic Innocent brands promise simplicity. 2.
The tone of voice triangle Is humor part of your brand’s personality? Do you wonder if it should be? When humor fits with your brand’s online identity, it can be a powerful social media tool. In this article I’ll show you examples of three ways you can use humor to grab attention. Define Your Online Tone Humor is an excellent addition to your social media toolbox. If you want to use humor as a social media marketing tactic, you’ll find good examples later in this article, but first let’s talk about the importance of defining your online voice (or tone). Which two elements fit best with your brand’s voice? I first heard about the tone of voice triangle from Bruce Daisley. To define your social media personality, choose the two elements that best reflect your brand’s tone. As an example of how tone affects humor, let’s look at Bunsen Burger, a gourmet burger restaurant in Dublin. If we apply the tone of voice triangle to their business, Fun and Give Info are their strong points. #1: Have Fun With Your Fans Over to You
Main/Character Flaw Index To make characters realistic and relatable they are given flaws, because if there is anything a writer can be sure of it is that no one in their audience will be perfect. Flaws are character traits that have a negative impact in the narrative, unless they are simply informed. They can also be exploited. See Good Flaws, Bad Flaws for a scale of flaw acceptability. Compare Seven Deadly Sins, Ego Tropes. Abusive Parents: Habitually violent and cruel to their own children, often because that's how they themselves were raised.
Principe KISS Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Le principe KISS proscrit les seules complexités non indispensables. Paradoxalement, tenter d'utiliser des moyens simples pour résoudre un problème complexe peut conduire à une complexité encore plus grande. Il s'agit d'un écueil classique auquel peut conduire une application trop naïve du principe KISS. La complexité, souvent utile pour assurer de bonnes performances, est en effet elle-même une source de coûts de conception et de maintenance, ainsi qu'une source potentielle d'erreurs. L'idée est de ne pas optimiser quoi que ce soit avant de maîtriser totalement une version simple de ce que l'on crée. Variantes en anglais et traductions[modifier | modifier le code] Cette expression serait due à l'ingénieur prodige des ateliers aéronautiques Lockheed, Clarence Johnson, responsable des Skunk Works. Appelé KISS principle en anglais, l'acronyme KISS est décliné en : En informatique[modifier | modifier le code] On[Qui ?] ↑ (en) Ben R.
Steve Martin Shows You How to Write a Sketch Show in His Rare TV Special The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.) This might be heresy to some of you, but I just can’t get into the early seasons of SNL. I’m willing to attach this lofty claim to an NBC special entitled Steve Martin: Comedy is Not Pretty. The Absurd Sketch Advertisement There’s not an awful lot of information about Comedy is Not Pretty available on the Internet, but when it is discussed there’s one sketch that seems to get mentioned more than any other, and it is ostensibly a music video for the Marty Robbins song “El Paso.”