Seminar Topics 1 to 8

Some Thoughts To Ponder First--

The issue of genres:
Fourteen basic genres:
Action(Disaster), Adventure, Comedy, Coming-Of-Age Drama Crime, Detective Story/Courtroom Drama, Epic/Myth Fantasy, Gangster, Horror, Love (Romance), Science Fiction, Social Drama , Thriller.

Also Other Types:
The Art Film, The Black Comedy, The Buddy Movie, The Film Noir, The Ghost Story, The Heist or Caper, The Picaresque, The Historical Drama, The Musical, The Western.

Why following any analytical formula is a blueprint for frustration and failure:
The superiority of imagination and creativity over the mechanistic approach of formulas, paradigms, act structures, etc.

Beginning the process -- Creating the Story--

Topic One: Understand the elements of your process | Trap the idea | Brainstorm | Banish your Critic | Capture your first ideas | Feed your imagination | Play ball with your imagination |

Topic Two: Name your Hero.

Topic Three: Create the "Bonding Character" and the Bonding Event that unites this character with the Hero.

Topic Four: Define your Themes.

Topic Five: Plan to express the Positive and Negative Values of your story.

Topic Six: Plan to make your Hero face his or her Worst Nightmare.

Topic Seven: Explore the final Victory (or Defeat).

Topic Eight: The Final Status.

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