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Simplified Story System: Five points to make stories better

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Here is the simplified story system. Follow these five points in order and you'll have a story that keeps your audience hooked. The points are: IntroductionThings go wellRealisationChoiceAftermath That's the Simplified Story System. There you go. You can take the five points and stop reading now. But if you want to know more? You’re going … Continue reading Simplified Story System: Five points to make stories better

The Empty Man Fincher-esque (but not as good)

The Empty man was something I wanted to check out after watching Chris Stuckmann’s review. Apparently, it was filmed in 2017, wasn’t fully finished then dumped into theatres in October 2020. Safe to say, it did not set the world on fire as the world was going through Lockdown #1004 or something. I lost track … Continue reading The Empty Man Fincher-esque (but not as good)

Quentin Tarantino on likeable heroes (How is he dead wrong?)

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Quentin Tarantino was a guest on the Joe Rogan podcast. They covered many subjects. One of them was his belief that the ’80s was one of the worst decades for film. Now, as a child who grew up on Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Robocop, Terminator, Return of the Jedi, Die Hard, and Predator, to … Continue reading Quentin Tarantino on likeable heroes (How is he dead wrong?)

Killer 5 Act structure (putting it all together)

Let's do a summary of the killer 5 act structure. Photo by Askar Abayev on Pexels.com Word of warning, this will get technical, and there will be numbers. Here’s how I break down my stories as percentages. I use this framework for short and long stories, blog posts, tweets, heck, even Instagram captions.First Act-22%Second Act-22%Third … Continue reading Killer 5 Act structure (putting it all together)

Paulie Walnuts and fantastic writing (The Sopranos)

I'm making my way through The Sopranos for the first time. Paulie Walnuts might be my favourite character. In the first season, when he kills a guy because he's worried about poison ivy? Forget about it. Favourite character-wise, it's a tie between him and Tony's mother. I'm in the second season, and the mother is … Continue reading Paulie Walnuts and fantastic writing (The Sopranos)