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Storytelling and Writing Craft > McKee: 3. The Principles of Story Design - With Video Tutes by R. Claire

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message 1: by Graeme (last edited Sep 18, 2018 12:20PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Graeme Rodaughan McKee breaks up the principles of story design into, substance, inciting incident, act design, scene design, scene analysis, composition, and crisis, climax and resolution.

This thread will be devoted to reading this part of his book, and exploring the specific techniques under discussion.

In addition, we have a number of excellent videos by group member R. Claire presenting the material in a digestible form.


Graeme Rodaughan Note that during discussions, it is entirely ok for a member to contribute a snippet of their story to demonstrate a point, or to ask a question.

The intent of these threads are to illuminate the principles and techniques that underlie effective story-telling in ways that help people to internalize the skills and bring them into their storytelling.

We're workshopping.


Graeme Rodaughan Just referenced ch 13. "Crisis, Climax, Resolution." for my new mini-series of novellas set against the backdrop of the 2nd world war.

It was useful to refresh my mind about endings. There is an abundance of great advice in this book.


Graeme Rodaughan Thanks Regina, that's great.


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Alex (asato) @R. -- Ooh, panned the final of GoT as a poor climax, eh? Excellent choice for a contemporary example.


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