Category Archives: Own Work Friday

Creating Three-Dimensional Characters: In Our Own Work

It’s Three-Dimensional Characters week.  Let’s see if we can flesh out our characters with backstory and description, internal depth, defining choices and actions, and a future to anticipate or dread. Continue reading

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Structure of Plot: In our own stories

It’s Outer Journey week.  Today we’re going to see if we can flesh out the major plot points in the one-liner‘s we’re working on.

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Character Change: In our own work

So, we’re looking at the inner journey this week.  Let’s see what kind of an inner journey we can create for the one-liners we’re working on.  Here we go… Continue reading

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Setups and Payoffs: In our own work

We’re looking at Setups and Payoffs this week, and today we’re going to see if we can come up with some Setups and Payoffs for the one-liners we’ve been working on.  Here we go. Continue reading

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Tension, Conflict, Suspense: In our own stories

It’s Tension, Conflict, Suspense week.  Let’s see what kind of macrotension questions and conflicts we can come up with for the one-liners we’ve got going. Continue reading

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Setting: In our own stories

We’re looking at Setting this week.  When selecting settings, we’re looking for places (i) that affect the character, (ii) that affect the plot, (iii) that we haven’t experienced before, (iv) that we want to experience, (v) that are believable, and (vi) that are optimally placed in time.

So, let’s see what kind of settings we can come up with for the one-liners we’ve been working on. Continue reading

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Antagonists: In our own stories

So this week we’re looking at how to make our antagonists as awesome and effective as they can be. Let’s see what we can do with the antagonists we’ve got in the one-liners we’re developing. Continue reading

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Want, Need, Flaw, Symptoms: In our own stories

We’re looking at the wants, needs, flaws, and symptoms of main characters this week.  Let’s get to our own: Continue reading

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Backstory: Let’s See What You’ve Got

We’re looking at backstory this week.  Let’s see if we can come up with some backstory to support the irreconcilable selves of the main characters of the one-liners we’re developing. Continue reading

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Walking Contradictions: Show us what you’ve got!

Walking contradictions are characters who have some kind of irreconcilable conflict, either internal or external or a combination thereof.  Let’s see if we can develop some irreconcilable conflict for the main characters of the one-liners we’ve got going: Continue reading

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